See Seve’s Genius Again, Or For The First Time
The EASIEST thing to do this week would be to write about Tiger Woods and his return to the game of golf.
However, this morning something caught my attention that I think has to be shared.
Before there was Tiger Woods, there was an extremely charasimatic golfer who captured the world’s fascination.
He came from, literally, NOTHING in Padrena, Spain, and rose to be a 5-time Major Champion. He won a record, 50 Europpean Tour events and IS the reason that The Ryder Cup is the event that it is today.
The world lost Seve Ballesteros-far too young (54)-to brain cancer in 2011.
Just months after his passing, plans for a major biographical movie were announced.
Today, it hits theaters in the United Kingdom.
The movie tells the story of Ballesteros as a young man learning the game in Spain, tracking his development into a sport-changing talent.
Ballesteros is played by Spanish teen Jose Luis Gutierrez. He is a member of the Cantabrian golf team and a former runner-up in the Spanish amateur.
I don’t know if or when it will be released in America (I have a feeling it will be a direct-to-video/digital release), but for those of us who vaguely remember his genius on the course and those who only know it from grainy, Golf Channel video archives…it will be a must see.
Reminder: “On The Green” airs Saturday morning at 8 on WFNZ and Sunday morning at 9 on 1660/WBCN. This week’s guests include: Golf World Magazine’s brilliant, Ron Sirak; and the great, Gary McCord of CBS Sports Golf.
Charlie Nance (on Twitter: @WFNZGolfGuy)