FORMER European Ryder Cup captains Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie have urged the European Tour to redesign their logo to include an image of the late Seve Ballesteros.
The funeral of the Spanish golfer, who passed away last week aged 54 following a long battle with cancer, took place yesterday in Pedrena and was attended by hundreds of mourners including his former European Ryder Cup team-mates Sam Torrance and Jose Maria Olazabal, former cyclist Miguel Indurain and ex- Real Mardi and Spain striker
Emilio Butragueno. The current tour logo is a silhouette of Harry Vardon – Open champion a record six times between 1896 and 1914 – but both Faldo and Montgomerie believe it would be a fitting tribute to amend it and incorporate the five-times major winner.
“I think you will find it does change and let’s hope it is sooner rather than later,” said Montgomerie. “I would vote for that immediately. “When you talk about the European Tour you talk about Seve and I think it’s only right he should appear.”
Faldo added: “I think they (the Tour) would have a very difficult time not changing the logo. There will never be another Seve. He had absolutely everything.”