José María Olazábal will participate on August 10 in a tournament in honor of his partner and friend Severiano Ballesteros, which will be held on the course designed by the Cantabrian athlete, Santa Marina, in San Vicente de la Barquera.
It will raise funds for the foundation that bears the name of the Cantabrian golfer.
José María Olazábal for Severiano Ballesteros
In the championship will be, in addition to the two-time winner of the Augusta Masters or Ryder Cup captain, the heroine of the Solheim Cup Carlota Ciganda, and José Manuel Carriles, a natural golfer from the town where Seve was born, Pedreña.
According to the Association of Golf Professionals of Spain, this exhibition match will allow you to see these three great golfers play on the only course designed by Seve Ballesteros in Cantabria and inaugurated in 2001 with eighteen demanding holes.
The competition will take place throughout the morning and in the early afternoon, before the award ceremony, an emotional act will be held that will be attended by the athletes, as well as local and regional authorities and representatives of Santa Marina Golf and the Seve Ballesteros Foundation.
José María Olazábal Manterola (Fuenterrabía, Guipúzcoa, February 5, 1966) is a Spanish golfer. As an amateur player, he was champion of the prestigious British The Amateur Championship in 1984.
His professional record includes two "green jackets" when he won the Augusta Masters in the 1994 and 1999 editions, in addition to having participated seven times in the Ryder Cup, winning four of them with the European team in the 1987, 1989, 1997 and 2006 editions, forming, together with Severiano Ballesteros, the most successful Ryder couple in the history of this tournament.
He was the European Captain in the edition of the 2012 Ryder Cup, where his team won after a historic comeback, a victory that the golfer dedicated to his old teammate Ballesteros, a great inspiration for the European team.
José María Olazábal is as of July 2019 the player in history who took the least time to achieve his first 8 wins on the pga/European circuit with a total of 66 appearances ahead of Tiger Woods, the second earliest player.
Due to the merits of his record and the respect earned among his colleagues, he has been a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame since 2009. In 2013 he received the Prince of Asturias Award for Sports.