Seve could become the new face of the European Tour logo

Seve Ballesteros' passing leaves an unfillable void in the golf world, but if many European Tour players get their wish, Seve will be a part of the tour for many years to come.

A movement is building to change the logo of the European Tour to honor Ballesteros. The logo is only a few years old, and that silhouette there is of six-time British Open champion Harry Vardon.

But Ballesteros, more than any other golfer, built the European Tour into what it is now; his resume included five majors and a career-record 50 European Tour wins. Ballesteros retired in 2007; Vardon, meanwhile, hasn't won a British Open since 1914, and is not expected to be competitive again anytime soon.

Ballesteros is already the namesake of the "Seve Trophy," which goes to the winner of a Britain/Ireland vs. Continental Europe throwdown, but the man deserves more. And since there's already a Harry Vardon Trophy, why not give Seve the logo?

The knock against the idea, of course, is that the Vardon logo is only 2 years old, and a change right now would be more of an emotional decision than a well-considered one. Still, Ballesteros is likely to live on in European Tour lore, whether on the logo or elsewhere.

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