Seeing death coming “very difficult” experience, says cancer-survivor BallesterosJuly 10th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10(ANI): Spanish golf legend Seve Ballesteros has said that coming back from his brain cancer surgery was a “very difficult” experience.
Ballesteros is still recuperating after four operations to remove a tumour, discovered two years ago.
“The damage is all from the brain; it’s not like an accident where I fell down,” The Daily Express quoted Ballesteros, as saying.
“For everything in life, there is always a beginning and an end. This is the tough part, the most difficult thing, when you see that it’s coming: The end,” he added.
The 53-year-old further said that it has been an “incredible” journey, where he even set up a foundation for raising money to fund brain cancer research.
“Every day I see the unbelievable things that happen to people and I don’t understand why. I think: Why did it happen to me? It is unfair, because I have been a good person,” Ballesteros said.
“Why did I win at St Andrews, out of 170 players? Maybe I was lucky. This is my approach to life: Some days are good, some bad. Some people are lucky, some are unlucky,” he added.
A member of a gifted golfing family, Ballesteros won five major tournaments between the years of 1979 and 1988, including The Open Championship three times, and The Masters twice.
He was also successful in the Ryder Cup, helping the European team to five wins both as a player and captain.
He is best known for his great short game, and his erratic driving of the golf ball. (ANI)
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