Top golfers honor Ballesteros at Wentworth pro-am

Several top European golfers have honored Seve Ballesteros by

playing a pro-am event at Wentworth to raise money for cancer


Two weeks after the Spanish great died at 54 following a brain

tumor, Jose Maria Olazabal, Colin Montgomerie, Paul Casey and

Justin Rose joined Ballesteros’ brother, Manuel, to play in the

”Ole Seve” event.

Ryder Cup captain Olazabal says he has ”lost a dear friend and

we’ve all lost an icon, but he will always be present.”

Ballesteros won seven times at Wentworth.

Ballesteros set up the Seve Ballesteros Foundation for cancer

research after his 2008 diagnosis. Monday’s event was in aid of its

partnership with the Cancer Research UK, which has raised about

$1.1 million.