Ballesteros, 54, dies of brain cancer

MADRID, May 7 (Reuters) -- Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros has died after a deterioration in his condition, having undergone treatment for a brain tumor in 2008, the Spanish television channel TVE said on Saturday.

Ballesteros, 54, who won five majors in his career, had been recuperating at his home in northern Spain after a series of operations and a course of chemotherapy.

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