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Ballesteros retires after failed try on Champions Tour

Updated: July 16, 2007, 6:14 PM ET
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CARNOUSTIE, Scotland -- Seve Ballesteros, a five-time major championship winner, announced his retirement from golf on Monday.

"This has been the most difficult decision of my life," Ballesteros, who won the British Open three times and the Masters twice, said at a news conference at the British Open.

The Spaniard, who turned 50 in April, has not been a force in golf for the last 10 years as he has coped with back injuries.

Ballesteros was the youngest Masters ...

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