Lee Westwood has paid tribute to legend Seve Ballesteros, 54, who died after a long battle with a neurological condition since being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2008.
Worksop’s Westwood wrote on Twitter: ‘It’s a sad day. Lost an inspiration, genius, role model, hero and friend. Seve made European golf what it is today. RIP Seve.’
Westwood’s caddie Billy Foster, from Bradford, who worked for Ballesteros from 1990 to 1995, added: “I have seen them all, Tiger Woods at his best, Phil Mickelson, some great champions.
“But there has never been another like Seve with his imagination. “
South African Thomas Aiken dedicated his first European Tour title - at the Spanish Open - to the three-time winner Ballesteros.