8 May 2009

Seve says he's almost fully recovered

12:15 pm on 8 May 2009

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros says he is "recovered 90 percent" and is hitting golf balls again after undergoing extensive treatment for a brain tumour.

The 52-year-old five-time major winner has had four operations and recently made his first public appearance since the start of his treatment.

He says he can do any kind of sport: running, swimming, rowing and he's also hitting golf shots.

Ballesteros admitts he "suffered like a dog" during his illness and will need to undergo a fifth round of chemotherapy, but his condition is improving.