Javier Ballesteros wins Madrid event

Javier Ballesteros wins Madrid event

Published Sep. 16, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

Javier Ballesteros, son of late golf great Seve Ballesteros, won the amateur Madrid Open on Sunday.

The 22-year-old Javier dedicated the win to his father, who died in May 2011 at the age of 54 from complications of a cancerous brain tumor.

''My father always told me that you have to play with what you got, and that's what I did,'' he said. ''I thought about him a lot during the 18 holes, and I dedicate this victory to him and my mother.''

The younger Ballesteros finished the three-round tournament at 6 under to win by four strokes.


Seve Ballesteros won five major titles, recorded 50 victories on the European Tour and transformed European golf.