Today marks the 20th anniversary of Seve Ballesteros’ second and last PGA Championship victory and to mark the occasion everyone - players, fans and staff - are encouraged to wear navy blue in his memory.
Ballesteros beat Montgomerie at the first hole of a sudden death play-off exactly 20 years ago and everyone attending the second day of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club has the opportunity to honour the golfing legend by replicating the trademark outfit which Ballesteros wore when he triumphed in the 1991 PGA Championship. He also, of course, wore it when winning The Open at St Andrews so gloriously in 1984, his celebration becoming the symbol – alongside the familiar clenched fist salute - of the Seve Trophy in recent years.
Ballesteros won the PGA Championship twice, in 1983 and 1991, along with five World Match Play titles over Wentworth's iconic West Course. His total haul of seven victories makes the West Course his most productive venue.
He died on May 7, but his legacy lives on through the Seve Ballesteros Foundation, the official charity of this week’s BMW PGA Championship. The Olé Seve! Pro-Am on Monday raised more than £625,000 for the Seve Ballesteros Foundation supporting Cancer Research UK and further initiatives are taking place throughout the week in aid of the SBF.