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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
By United Press International
Donald tops golf list for 10th week

Donald tops golf list for 10th week

VIRGINIA WATER, England, July 30 (UPI) -- Luke Donald keeps the No. 1 spot in the men's world golf rankings, updated Monday, for a 10th consecutive week.

Kite leads U.S. Senior Open

ORION, Mich., July 12 (UPI) -- Tom Kite, 20 years after his victory at the U.S. Open, took a one-shot lead Thursday after the opening round of the U.S. Senior Open.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 9, 2012.
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Patriots' Brady to fans: 'Drink early' ... Nadal leads powerful Spain into Davis Cup ... Ex-Vikings player's wife in hit-and-run ... GB&I jump out to Seve Trophy lead ... Sports news from United Press International.

GB&I jump out to Seve Trophy lead

PARIS, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The Great Britain and Ireland team ran out to a 4-1 lead Friday over Continental Europe in the first day of the Seve Trophy competition.
Golf great Ballesteros dies in Spain

Golf great Ballesteros dies in Spain

PEDRENA, Spain, May 7 (UPI) -- Golf star Seve Ballesteros, 54, a colorful Hall of Famer who won five Grand Slam titles, died of brain cancer Saturday at his home in Spain, his family said.

Aiken maintain lead at soggy Spain Open

TERRASSA, Spain, May 7 (UPI) -- Thomas Aiken extended his lead at the Open de Espana Saturday with an even-par round of 72.
Seve Ballesteros' health worsens

Seve Ballesteros' health worsens

PEDRENA, Spain, May 6 (UPI) -- The family of cancer-stricken Spainish golf star Seve Ballesteros says his health is quickly worsening.
Britain-Ireland team makes it 5 in a row

Britain-Ireland team makes it 5 in a row

PARIS, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Britain-Ireland won the European Tour's Vivendi Trophy with Seve Ballesteros for the fifth straight time Sunday, topping Continental Europe by five points.
Britain and Ireland widen Vivendi lead

Britain and Ireland widen Vivendi lead

PARIS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The Britain and Ireland team won three-of-five matches Friday, widening its lead over Continental Europe to 6-4 at The Vivendi Trophy with Seve Ballesteros.

Europe trails Ballesteros golf event 3-2

PARIS, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Great Britain and Ireland leads Continental Europe 3-2 after the first day at the Vivendi Trophy with Seve Ballesteros golf tournament at Paris.
Olazabal voted to World Golf Hall of Fame

Olazabal voted to World Golf Hall of Fame

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., May 20 (UPI) -- Jose Maria Olazabal, who has two Masters titles among his 29 professional championships, has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Goya up by three stokes at Portugal golf

PORTO SANTO, Portugal, March 21 (UPI) -- Estanislao Goya shot 2-under-par 69 Saturday and has a three-stroke lead after 54 holes at the Madeira Islands Open in Porto Santo, Portugal.
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Severiano "Seve" Ballesteros Sota (Spanish pronunciation: ; 9 April 1957 – 7 May 2011) was a Spanish professional golfer, a World No. 1 who was one of the sport's leading figures from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s. He gained attention in the golfing world in 1976, when at the age of 19 he finished second at the The Open Championship (British Open). A member of a gifted golfing family, Ballesteros won five major championships between 1979 and 1988: the Open Championship three times, and the Masters Tournament twice. He was also successful in the Ryder Cup, helping the European team to five wins both as a player and captain, and won the World Match Play Championship a record-tying five times. He is best known for his great short game, and his erratic driving of the golf ball. He is generally regarded as the greatest Spanish golfer of all time.

Because of back-related injuries, Ballesteros struggled with form during the 1990s. In spite of this, he continued to be involved in the game of golf, creating the Seve Trophy and running a golf course design business. Ballesteros eventually retired from competitive golf in 2007 because of continued poor form, and in 2008 was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour. After reports that Ballesteros would make a return to the spotlight at the 2010 Open Championship, following the advice of doctors he did not travel to St Andrews.

Ballesteros was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for the second time at the BBC Sports Personality Awards 2009. He was presented with the award at his home in Spain by his friend, compatriot and former Ryder Cup team-mate José María Olazábal. Ballesteros died of brain cancer on 7 May 2011, aged 54.

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