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Seve laid to rest in his home village of Pedrena

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Seve laid to rest in his home village of Pedrena

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The funeral of golfing great Seve Ballesteros has taken place at the church of San Pedro in his home village of Pedrena in northern Spain.

His ashes are to be scattered in the garden of his nearby house at a private ceremony.

The five-times major winner died at home on Saturday at the age of 54.

Ballesteros had a brain tumour diagnosed in 2008 and underwent a series of operations as surgeons fought to save his life.

The region of Cantabria, where he lived, is to hold three days of official mourning.

As a golfer he was one of the most gifted ever to take to the fairway he won three Opens and two US Masters in career that included 87 tournament victories.

He was an inspiration to millions across the globe and will be sadly missed.