Europe's Ryder Cup players at Medinah will use bags featuring an image of the late Seve Ballesteros
Last Updated: 26/09/12 1:01pm
The iconic image of Seve on the European Ryder Cup bags
The late Seve Ballesteros will be with Europe's Ryder Cup players every step of the way as they attempt to retain the trophy in Chicago this week.
While captain Jose Maria Olazabal would not confirm strong indications that his team plan to wear the navy jumper, trousers and white shirt so associated with Ballesteros in Sunday's singles, an iconic image of the five-time major winner is on their golf bags at Medinah.
The image recreates Ballesteros' most famous pose, a clenched-fist salute to the crowd after holing the winning putt in the 1984 Open Championship at St Andrews.
Ballesteros himself used the symbol for his own company, while many players thought it should become the symbol of the European Tour after his death in May last year following a long battle with cancer.
Ballesteros captained Europe to victory in his native Spain in 1997 after playing in the match eight times, famously forming a formidable partnership with Olazabal.
Olazabal said: "We felt that this was one way that Seve could be with us every step of the way. This is the first match since he sadly passed away and a fitting tribute to a true champion and a great friend."