Tom Kite’s Legendary Quote After Seve Ballesteros Dominantly Won the 1983 Masters: ‘It Was Like He Was Driving a Ferrari and Everybody Else Was in Chevrolets’

Published 01/14/2022, 9:50 AM EST

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The 2022 Masters is just around three months away. Masters is one of the most prominent major golfing events in professional golf. Every professional golfer around the world has a dream of competing at Augusta National for Masters. Hence, the players who get a chance to compete in Masters consider themselves lucky. 

Notably, this prestigious event has already started to get fans excited. It is also making headlines as everyone wants to have a look at the incredible performances from the past. Additionally, there have been plenty of remarkable moments from Masters. So let us have a look at one such incident of the legendary Seve Ballesteros from Masters 1983. 


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Seve Ballesteros’ incredible victory at 1983 Masters

Seve Ballesteros is one of the legendary golfers on the PGA Tour. He had an incredible career, as he won nine PGA Tours and five major championships in his career. He usually competed on the European Tour and has the most wins on the tour with 50 trophies. But one of his iconic victories came at Augusta National during the 1983 Masters. 

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The Spanish golfer got off to a great start as he carded 68 for the first round. He then had a decent round two and three as he entered the final round, one stroke behind the leaders. However, Seve began the final round with a bang as he carded birdie-eagle-birdie and took the lead. 


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Tom Kite, who finished T2 for the event, said, “It was like he was driving a Ferrari, and everybody else was in Chevrolets.” Seve carded 69 for the final round and remained -8 at the end of round four. And this was enough to give him the iconic Masters green jacket for the second time in his career. 


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Meanwhile, this year the 86th Masters is all set to begin from April 7th with Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Tom Watson as honorary starters for this prestigious event. Hence, this is going to be an exciting four days of golf at the iconic Augusta National golf course. 


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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.
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