Seve Tribute Proves A Hit

A special tribute to Seve Ballesteros proved a huge hit with both players and spectators.

The players were asked to wear blue-and-white attire in honour of Ballesteros who captured the second of two BMW PGA titles exactly 20 years to the day.

In fact, reigning U.S. Open champion, Graeme McDowell teed-up in exactly the same kit as Seve complete with a Slazenger logo on his dark blue pullover.

Seve's iconic fist-pumping reaction in winning 1984 British Open at St. Andrews. (Photo - European Tour).

McDowell’s manager, Conor Ridge, got the approval of McDowell’s normal sponors to wear the attire minus the  Marquee Jets and AOL logos.

“I was hoping a bit of Seve magic might rub off on me around the greens but I was very un- Seve-esque,” McDowell said after shooting a 72 for  five-over par tally.

 “I was probably a bit more accurate off the tee than Seve would have been but certainly around the greens I could have done with a bit of his magic.

“Also it was great as I got a free pass from my sponsors today to wear the Slazenger logo in honour of the greatest player who has come out of Europe in decades.

“He is one of our greatest players ever and it was just out of respect.”

Wentworth’s second round crowd of more than 25,000 was a record for the seven years BMW has sponsored the event.


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