Jose Maria Olazabal is a well-known Spanish Pro Golfer, who has made a name for himself in the world of golf.
He has previously enjoyed success on both the European Tour and the PGA Tour, and he has won two major tournaments at the masters. In 2012, Olazabal and his team had won the Ryder Cup against the USA.
In 1994 and 1999 Jose has won two master’s tournaments and was honored with the Prince of Asturias Award in 2013.
Jose Maria Olazabal has long suffered from Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, swelling, and pain in and around the joints, mostly affecting the hands and legs.
According to the Irish Times, he had faced a premature end to a sparkling career in the year 1994 following the diagnosis.
Jose had also withdrawn from the Ryder Cup the same year. At his lowest point, he had suffered difficulties with walking.
In 1997 the golfer had an impressive return, and won his subsequent second Masters’s title in the year 1999.
Jose Maria Olazabal has fought well with Rheumatoid Arthritis. However, medical evidence has shown that the disease cannot be cured.
Clinical studies have indicated that remission of symptoms is more likely when treatment begins early with medication.
The 40-year-old Spaniard has said that the pain was as debilitating as it had been in the mid-1990.
Olazabal along with his family members resides in Hondarribia, Guipúzcoa, Spain, and in 2012, the golfer had posed for a photograph with the European player’s wives and partners prior to the 39th Ryder Cup gala.
Jose Maria Olazabal is rumored to have a grown son. Although there’s no official details from him about his son.
Jose was born on February 5, 1966, in Hondarribia, Spain, and his grandpa, father, and mother all worked at the club so he spent a lot of time there as a child.