- Title: FILE: GOLF: Seve Ballesteros concious and stable
- Date: 12th October 2008
- Summary: MADRID. SPAIN (OCTOBER 10, 2008) (REUTERS) CLOSE UP OF HOSPITAL NAME "LA PAZ" CLOSE UP OF MAIN HOSPITAL ENTRANCE
- Embargoed: 27th October 2008 12:00
- Topics: Sports
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- Story Text: Five-times golf major winner Seve Ballesteros is said to be concious and stable following his admission to hospital in Madrid for fainting, according to a hospital spokesperson.
A hospital spokesperson said on Friday (October 10), that Seve Ballesteros was stable after being admitted to hospital in Madrid on Monday (October 6).
Speaking on behalf of Madrid's La Paz hosptial, head of communication Susana Reverter Vazquez said the five-times major winner was in a concious and stable condition and undergoing tests after suffering dizziness and briefly losing consciousness.
The 51-year-old Spanish golfer's family asked for no more information to be made available apart from the official medical statement from the hospital.
The statement said Ballesteros had left the intensive care unit, where he had been admitted due to fainting, and was transferred to a ward to continue with the prescribed treatment.
The charismatic Ballesteros is one of the greats of European golf, having claimed 87 titles worldwide.
He won the British Open in 1979, 1984 and 1988 and the U.S. Masters in 1980 and 1983.
Ballesteros also played an inspirational role in the Ryder Cup, winning 20 points from 37 matches. He also captained Europe to victory at the Spanish course of Valderrama in 1997.
He was plagued by arthritic back and knee problems in the later stages of his career and was forced to retire in 2007.
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