Seve Ballesteros’ doctors have advised him not to attend the British Open at St. Andrews in July. This is following a scheduled examination where it was determined that the physical and emotional strain on Seve would be too great.
I very much wanted to be at The Open in St Andrews next month to personally thank all the golf fans and friends who have given me their support, not only during these two years, when I have been recovering from my illness but also to thank them for the affection they have shown during my golf career.
I am aware that there might be people who have been preparing their trip to encourage and cheer me up. Hence, I do not want to disappoint anyone at the last minute and after listening to the doctors’ advice I have taken the difficult decision not to travel to St Andrews. ~Seve Ballesteros