Where's our green jacket?

This week on the BBC’s Inside Sport good old Peter Alliss flew over to northern Spain to interview recovering golf legend Seve Ballesteros at his home. It was a little bit like watching an episode of ‘Through the keyhole’, but still fascinating to have a nose around Seve’s impressive pad. With a Ferrari and Lamborghini in the garage, swimming pool, sauna, gymnasium and a lovely view out to sea.

Seve’s been working hard, he proudly showed us his ‘guns’, after pumping iron and running hundreds of laps around his indoor pool. Doctors orders you see, to re-gain his fitness with a goal of playing at St Andrews in next years Open Championships. He asked viewers not to feel sorry for him and expressed his gratitude to all his fans. I have read before that having a positive mental attitude when recovering from serious illness can play a major part in the recovery process. Seve certainly has this in buckets loads. A winners mentallity.

There’s a room full of golf clubs, from drivers to putters and his favourite wedges. An even larger trophy room, with five major titles, numerous Ryder Cup victories and named European player of the century. All starting with a little golf trophy he won at the age of 14 before turning pro at just 16.

Behind a glass fronted cabinet were two Masters green jackets. He said to Peter Alliss that Augusta forbid you from taking the jackets away from the tournament. But if they wanted his green jackets back, they’d have to come and get them.

Nice one Seve.

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