MADRID // Seve Ballesteros is in a stable but serious condition in the intensive care unit of the La Paz hospital in Madrid. The hospital says it intends to release no new statements on the former golfer's state until Monday - or later - unless there is a change in his condition. Ballesteros underwent a six-and-a-half hour operation yesterday on a cancerous brain tumour, a procedure which the hospital said went better than expected.
The operation removed the rest of the 51-year-old Spaniard's tumour and reduced the swelling on his brain. Ballesteros was taken to the intensive care unit following the operation where hospital specialists would keep him under close observation, the hospital said. *AP