16 Total Quotes

Seve Ballesteros Quotes

Yeah, but I'll be working as a marshal. I'll be helping your team find all the balls they drive into the rough.
Seve Ballesteros
#Balls

We have a very powerful European team.
Seve Ballesteros
#European

To give yourself the best possible chance of playing to your potential, you must prepare for every eventuality. That means practice.
Seve Ballesteros
#Practice

I'd like to see the fairways more narrow. Then everyone would have to play from the rough, not just me.
Seve Ballesteros
#Golf

I look into their eyes, shake their hand, pat their back, and wish them luck, but I am thinking, 'I am going to bury you.
Seve Ballesteros
#Eyes

As a player and captain, these are unforgettable moments where you are competing for your team-mates, your country and for the people of your continent.
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#Country

I played some great shots out there and my game is getting progressively better and better.
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#Game

He was totally illogical. I had to fight through his personality to get him to do what I wanted him to do. I could never just tell him what to do. I always had to make him think everything was his idea. I'd manipulate him until he'd suggest something and I would immediately agree:
Seve Ballesteros
#Personality

He was amazing to work with though, a genius. I've never seen anyone with such skill, especially with wedges. He had shots no one else had. He had control over the ball like no-one else. The new balls killed off his edge though.
Seve Ballesteros
#Genius

I'm here because golf is my sport and I like to compete, ... Just by being here I'm already beginning to win.
Seve Ballesteros
#Beginning

The problem was the first three holes. I didn't feel comfortable and was a bit tense. That made the rest of the day difficult, but I played well on the back nine.
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#Rest

It is very sad. I was treated with disrespect. It was hard to sleep, and I cried because the players' committee judged me without regard for the big picture and my contributions to the European tour.
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#Sleep

The players are happy to be a part of this tournament and we think it has a great future. We are making history here. The Ryder Cup started in 1927 and the Royal Trophy in 2006. Maybe in a few years time, this will be one of the best sporting events in the world.
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#Future

I am really very happy with the final score today. It has been a great two days of competition and the European Team played fantastic. The Asian team also showed a tremendous game. On this occasion we had a little more luck, but at the end of the day golf is the real champion.
Seve Ballesteros
#Competition

My intention is to compete until I'm 54. So if I join the Champions Tour, it will only be for four years - no more than that. I'm in the golf course design business. This is my future. I'd rather go to a place where there is nothing and design a golf course. This will be a good legacy for me to leave.
Seve Ballesteros
#Intention

You talk too sophisticated for me. I don't understand.
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#Sophistication