Golf Giant Faces Third Brain Surgery

Ballesteros has deep-seated tumor, docs worried
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2008 4:00 AM CDT
Seve Ballesteros hits from the sand during a golf tournament in 2007. Suffering from brain cancer, he is to undergo a third operation today.   (AP Photo/Rob Carr)
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(Newser) – Golf legend Severiano Ballesteros, weak from two major brain surgeries, will undergo a third today as doctors attempt to remove the remnants of a tumor deep within his brain. His brain began to swell after the first surgery and a second was performed to remove part of his skull, reports the Times of London. A doctor at the Madrid hospital where the operation will be performed characterized his condition as worryng.