9 Jan 2009

Ballesteros plans his return

2:06 pm on 9 January 2009

The nephew of Seve Ballesteros says the Spanish great is planning to return to golf next year as captain of Europe's Royal Trophy team.

The five-times Major winner underwent several operations to remove a tumour late last year and Ivan Ballesteros says he's making solid progress in his recovery.

Ballesteros says his uncle is very positive and determined to get better, but adds it's still too early to tell if he will play again.