Ballesteros' funeral to be Wednesday in his hometown of Pedrena, Spain

Associated Press


Published: Saturday, May 07, 2011 | 12:05 p.m.

Seve Ballesteros’ funeral will be held in his native Pedrena on Wednesday after the five-time major champion died from complications of a cancerous brain tumor.

The 54-year-old golf great died in the early hours of Saturday over two years after undergoing multiple surgeries to remove a brain tumor.

Ballesteros’ brother Baldomero told reporters the funeral will be held at St. Peter’s Church in the northern coastal town at 1 p.m. local time.

A wake will follow at Ballesteros’ family home, with only family and close friends attending. Ballesteros will be cremated.

Miguel Angel Revilla, head of Ballesteros’ native Cantabria government, said the region would observe three days of official mourning.