European Tour, Seve Ballesteros controversy



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European Tour, Seve Ballesteros controversy

The announcement on Wednesday of the celebration of the Hero Cup next January in Abu Dhabi, in the image and likeness of the Seve Trophy that was played 8 times from 2000 to 2013 with the 'godfathership' of the late Pedreña ace Seve Ballesteros has caused controversy in certain circles and has provoked the reaction of the Ballesteros family, who do not understand how the European Tour has forgotten in this relaunch the figure of the Cantabrian genius.

Javier Ballesteros, Seve's eldest son, has shown on social networks his deep disappointment with the European Tour. "A lot has been said about the new match play tournament announced by the European Tour and this is what has happened: last October an ET player told me that the Tour planned to recover the Seve Trophy, which I was glad a lot.

However, I didn't hear anything more about it until the day before the official announcement. The European Tour contacted me, told me that this new tournament was going to be launched - an exact copy of the Seve Trophy - and they wanted my father to be involved.

somehow. We obviously said no. We don't want anything other than the return of the Seve Trophy, not a copy of it. We believe that our father deserves better from the European Tour, due to the unconditional support he always gave to the Tour.

and the legacy he has left behind him," As published by the portal ' Tengolf.es ', the Circuit, in the person of its head, Keith Pelley, has already contacted the family to see if they can reach a type of agreement in this regard.

They have agreed to meet in the next few days to find a way for the figure of Seve to be involved in this new preparatory tournament for the Ryder Cup. And so that, at least, the event is called Hero Seve Trophy. Severiano "Seve" Ballesteros Sota was a Spanish golfer, at the top of the world rankings for some decades. He showed off on the international circuit in 1976, when at 19 he took second place at the British Open.