legends are born to win
seve ballesteros was perhaps the most spectacular golfer to have played the game. his story is a rags-to-riches tale of overcoming adversity at every turn. from humble beginnings in a sleepy fishing village in northern spain, seve blazed a stirring trail to worldwide glory.
he became the youngest open championship winner in the modern era and was the first european to triumph at the masters – a victory which fostered a sea change in the game, opening golf up globally both in terms of its protagonists and audience. seve also single-handedly changed the ryder cup in terms of importance and competition, making the biennial battle one of the most anticipated events in sport.
seve’s charisma rivalled arnold palmer’s while his good looks added a movie star appeal that gave his towering talent a truly transcendent quality.
battling antiquated authority figures was par for seve’s course, while his inspiring fight against a brain tumour brought a bittersweet denouement to his romantic journey. but as we will discover, his spirit remains alive and relevant.
producer stephen evans’ glittering career includes henry v, much ado about nothing, bafta nominated the madness of king george and confessions of a dangerous mind.
edited by tariq anwar (academy award-nominated for the king’s speech and american beauty) with original score by academy award winner stephen warbeck (shakespeare in love), and the full support of the seve ballesteros foundation, seve combines dramatic recreations with electrifying archive footage to tell his incredible rags to riches story; from humble beginnings on the beaches of spain – where aged six he taught himself the game with a broken 3 iron strapped to a stick – to becoming world number one and the greatest golfer of a generation.