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Seve accepts invitation for Players Championship

Kapalua, Hawaii, January 10th 1999 - Spanish star Seve Ballesteros will compete in the Players Championship in March for the first time in four years, PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem announced on Sunday.

"He has been invited to play and he has accepted," Finchem said.

Ballesteros, captain of the winning 1997 European Ryder Cup team, was upset last year when he was not invited to the Players Championship.

However, things appear to have been smoothed over and Ballesteros will tee it up at Ponte Vedra, Florida, in what is generally considered to be the PGA Tour's biggest event outside the majors.

The two-time Masters champion also will be inducted into the nearby World Golf Hall of Fame the same week.

The Spaniard last played in the Players Championship in 1995 when he finished tied for 37th.