Seve tribute raises $1 million for foundation

Nearly $1 million has been raised for the Seve Ballesteros

Foundation and a cancer charity during a tribute day for the late

Spanish golfer.

A field of 24 leading golfers, including Colin Montgomerie, Jose

Maria Olazabal and Retief Goosen, took part in the Ole Seve! pro-am

at Wentworth on Monday. An auction was also held.

A total of 618,168 pounds ($996,100) was raised for Ballesteros’

foundation and Cancer Research UK, swelling the amount raised since

the two organizations linked up 2009 to more than 1.3 million

pounds ($2.1 million).

Olazabal, a great friend of Ballesteros, said ”Seve can’t be

here but I’m sure he’d be proud of what everyone has


Ballesteros died on May 7 after a two-year fight with brain