As the winner of five major championships and a No. 1 ranking in the mid-1980s, Severiano Ballesteros was the most successful European golfer of all time and injected new energy into the game.
1979 Severiano Ballesteros holds the Claret Jug after winning the British Open at Royal Lytham St. Annes in Lancashire, England. At the age of 22, Ballesteros was the youngest British Open winner since the late 1800s. Steve Powell/Getty Images Buy Photo