Friday, October 24, 2008

Seve Ballesteros: He Could Use a Few Birdies Now...

Seve Ballesteros is playing the toughest course he's ever been on. It's called the course of life, and he's battling brain cancer. Today he underwent his third operation to remove more malignant tumor from the base of his brain, as well as to relieve pressure on the brain. Not your run of the mill out-patient surgery by any means. He faces a tough road ahead, but he is a tough hombre himself. I doubt that he will back down from this challenge, even though this cancer is by far the toughest competitor he will have faced. Ever. I must admit I haven't always like Seve as a professional golfer. I didn't particularly enjoy seeing him celebrate when the Europeans would take home the Ryder Cup. I didn't think he looked all that great in green either, especially when it was Augusta's green jacket. But I always respected his enormous talent and his tremendous will to win. You could tell he was one of those athletes who had that fire burning inside. The kind of desire that all the great ones have. I hope he fights this obstacle called cancer with that same desire and fire. I hope he birdies out on this devastating course. Maybe cancer will hit a few in Ray's Creek, because Ballesteros has been known to eagle that par 5 13th.
And the more I think about it, it sure would be good to see Seve show up at next year's Masters, because I'm really pulling for him now!

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