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Monday 1st October

I watched the final stages of the Ryder Cup last night - once I started watching, I couldn't go to bed until the last putt was played.  I guess I was not alone...


It started me thinking about the difference between motivation and its stablemate - inspiration.  There's no doubt the American team was highly motivated.  For starters, they had the home advantage - and no visiting team had ever come back from four points down on American soil.  The first two sizzling days had set them up, fair and square, to take back golf's most prized trophy from the European upstarts.


But Jose Maria Olazabal's Team Europe had something even more powerful than motivation - inspiration.  And they were inspired, more than anything else, by the man who wasn't in the team at all.  They carried his name on the sleeves of their shirts, along with their hearts.  "There's only one Ballesteros!" sang the crowd at the presentation ceremony.  One member of Team Europe admitted that several of his team-mates had been in tears at Olazabal's final "team talk", invoking the spirt of Seve Ballersteros, as he sent them out to fight for victory.  Seve who had guided the European team to victory in five Ryder Cups, either as player or captain.


Twelve golfing heroes, inspired by a golfing legend.

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