Seve: The Legend

Thursday 14 July, 2320 BST, BBC Two. (Available on BBC iPlayer until 17 July)

Only the most charismatic are known by just one name.

Known to his adoring public simply as 'Seve', Severiano Ballesteros took the world of golf by storm and transcended the sport, with his magnetic personality and sublime skill.

Presented by Gary Lineker, this heart-warming tribute celebrates Seve's life and features exclusive footage of the man himself.

Handsome, flamboyant and passionate, Seve strode the fairways for 30 years.

He won the greatest honours in the game including three Open Championships and two Masters titles, often playing miraculous escape shots that held galleries in awe, from St Andrews to Augusta.

He became a European talisman in the Ryder Cup, on the winning side four times as a player, and memorably, once as a captain on the Spanish course of Valderrama.

Tragically at the age of just 54, Seve lost his painful battle with brain cancer in May 2011.

His foundation had already raised millions for cancer charities, ensuring his legacy will live on.

The tribute features contributions from Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Jose Maria Olazabal, Sir Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie, Greg Norman, Rafael Nadal, Prince Andrew, Sir Bruce Forsyth, Desmond Lynam, Jimmy Tarbuck and Peter Alliss.

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