Both David and I like many golfers around the world who grew up playing competitive golf in the 70's and 80's know how good Seve Ballesteros was. His creative shot-making made him a gallery favourite where ever he played.
For the younger generation of golfers who read our blog and don't really know a lot about Seve, take it from us, this man played a brand of golf that was so memorable because of his ability to hit brilliant recovery shots from places that others would simply take the easy option, especially when everything was on the line.
Seve will be best remembered for his fighting qualities and never say never attitude. A lot has been written about him this week but we think the following videos are a fitting way to finish the blog today.
We will miss you Seve.
PGA TOUR Victories (9)
1978 Greater Greensboro Open.
1979 British Open Championship.
1980 Masters Tournament.
1983 Masters Tournament, Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic.
1984 British Open Championship.
1985 USF&G Classic.
1988 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic, British Open Championship.
Other Victories (79)
1974 Campeonato Nacional Para Sub-25, Vizcaya Open.
1975 Campeonato Nacional Para Sub-25.
1976 Dutch Open, Trophee Lancome, Memorial Donald Swaelens, Campeonato de Cataluna, Campeonato de Tenerife. 1977 French Open, Uniroyal International, Swiss Open, Braun International Golf, Japanese Open, Dunlop Phoenix, Otago Classic.
1978 Martini International, German Open, Scandanavian Enterprise Open, Swiss Open, Kenya Open, Campeonato de Espana Sub-25, Japanese Open.
1979 English Golf Classic, Open el Prat.
1980 Madrid Open, Martini International, Dutch Open.
1981 Scandanavian Enterprise Open, Benson and Hedges Spanish Open, Australian PGA Championship, Suntory World Match Play Championship, Dunlop Phoenix.
1982 Cepsa Madrid Open, Paco Rabanne French Open, Masters de San Remo, Suntory World Match Play Championship.
1983 Sun Alliance PGA Championship, Carrolls Irish Open, Trophee Lancome, Million Dollar Challenge.
1984 Suntory World Match Play Championship, Million Dollar Challenge.
1985 Carrolls Irish Open, Peugeot French Open, Sanyo Open, Benson and Hedges Spanish Open, Campeonato de Espana-Codomiu, Suntory World Match Play Championship.
1986 Dunhill British Masters, Carrolls Irish Open, Johnnie Walker Monte Carlo Open, Peugeot French Open, KLM Dutch Open, Trophee Lancome.
1987 Suze Open, APG Larios, Campeonato de Espana Para Profesionales.
1988 Mallorca Open de Baleares, Scandanavian Enterprise Open, German Open, Trophee Lancome, APG Larios, VISA Taiheiyo Masters.
1989 Cepsa Madrid Open, Epson Grand Prix, Ebel European Masters-Swiss Open.
1990 Open Renault de Baleares.
1991 Volvo PGA Championship, Dunhill British Masters, Toyota World Match Play Championship, Chunichi Crowns Open.
1992 Dubai Desert Classic, Turespana Open de Baleares, Copa Quinto Lentenario per Equipos.
1994 Benson and Hedges International Open, Mercedes German Masters.
1995 Peugeot Open de Espana, Tournoi Perrier de Paris [with Jose Maria Olazabal].
David and Lawrie