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'He'd be sitting in the pram with a plastic golf club in his hand'

From a boy to a man. Eight-year-old Rory McIlroy used to chip golf balls with a plastic club into the washing machine at his Holywood home in Northern Ireland. The 22-year-old spent the last four days tossing the world's greatest players into a spin cycle and hanging them out to dry. It has been a glimpse of what to expect for the next decade.

Stellar field take part in Ballesteros tribute

It was an emotional day here at the famous Surrey course yesterday as some of the game's biggest names gathered to play in a pro-am to raise funds for the Seve Ballesteros Foundation and Cancer Research UK.

The Hacker: Playing off the wrong-colour tees gives me the blues

It was by far the best drive I've hit off the first tee in a competition this year; high, straight and long. When my two playing partners stepped up, neither could match it and I was feeling buoyed up for a good round.

Ballesteros row simmers as France win the race to host 2018 Ryder Cup

There is no such thing as an uncontroversial bidding process. That much became clear in the aftermath of the European Tour's decision to award France the 2018 Ryder Cup, with the Madrid team accusing their rivals of dragging the death of Seve Ballesteros into the campaign.

France will host 2018 Ryder Cup

France have been selected as hosts of the 2018 Ryder Cup, it was announced today.

Hundreds attend Ballesteros's funeral

Hundreds of mourners applauded as Seve Ballesteros's ashes were carried into his local church by his three children for the funeral service in honour of the five-times major winner yesterday.

Royalty and Ryder Cup captains attend Seve Ballesteros funeral

An escort of youngsters dressed in navy blue and each carrying a three-iron provided one of many touching moments at the funeral of Seve Ballesteros today.

Brian Viner: My unforgettable bunker lesson with Ballesteros

Even when the great man's career was in decline, he made time to help Brian Viner improve his short game, as well as talking Woods, wedges, putters and personalities

James Lawton: Why don't the stars of today burn as brightly as Seve did?

Of course, there's Bolt and Messi but none of the current generation of greats can create a depth of passion the way Ballesteros could

Ken Brown: Seve was our pilot: bold, generous, glamorous – and a great team man

Seve Ballesteros could play shots we could only dream of – but that didn't stop him trying to teach us, recalls his friend and former Ryder Cup team-mate

Players seek memorial for 'spiritual leader' of European golf

While a campaign was launched yesterday to immortalise Seve Ballesteros as the image of the European Tour, the great Spanish golfer continued to be honoured across the world. The American Tour held a minute's silence at all three of their competing events and, defying convention, the Spanish flag was raised at Sawgrass, venue for this week's Players Championship.

'Seve made you love him. Made you wish you could be him'

Ballesteros was a man of the people who became the People's Champion. Paul Mahoney recalls the times he spent in the company of the Spanish golfer

Ballesteros, passionate genius with unique talent

The Spanish legend lost his battle with cancer yesterday. James Corrigan pays tribute to golf's pied piper who made the stuffy old game cool
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