Tributes to golfing great and five-time major winner Seve Ballesteros , who died on Saturday after a long battle with cancer. World number one Lee Westwood: "It's a sad day, lost an inspiration, genius, role model, hero and friend. Seve made European golf what it is today. RIP Seve." -- Twitter. European Tour Chief Executive George O'Grady: "This is such a very sad day for all who love golf. "Seve's unique legacy must be the inspiration he has given to so many to watch, support, and play golf, and finally to fight a cruel illness with equal flair, passion, and fierce determination. "We have all been so blessed to live in his era. He was the inspiration behind The European Tour." -- European Tour statement. Four-time major champion Phil Mickelson: "He's certainly had an impact on the game, but to me the greatest thing about Seve is his flair and his charisma.