Ballesteros cancels British Open plans

Seve Ballesteros
Seve Ballesteros ( Getty Images )

Thursday, June 24, 2010

MADRID, Spain – Seve Ballesteros has canceled plans to attend the British Open at St. Andrews next month.

The 53-year-old Spaniard underwent life-saving surgery in 2008 after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Ballesteros had planned to play in a four-hole event for former champions on July 14, the day before the Open starts.

But he canceled the trip after undergoing his latest round of health checks at the La Paz Hospital in Madrid on Tuesday.

A statement on his Web site Thursday says his medical team decided “he should not put himself under any undue stress or in potentially emotional situations.” readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.