The funeral of Seve Ballesteros will take place today in his home village of Pedrena in Spain.
Household names from the world of golf such as Nick Faldo, Jose Maria Olazabal, Colin Montgomerie and Sam Torrance are believed to be attending.
A statement from the Ballesteros family read:
“Seve will be cremated at a ceremony that will be as intimate as possible and at a place that nobody will know. That was his express wish. His ashes will remain at his estate, at his home in Pedrena.”
“The funeral rites will be as simple as those for any neighbour from the village. He was born here and here he will remain.”
At the Players Championship in Florida this week, the Spanish flag will fly in honour of Ballesteros until Sunday.
Normally, the previous year’s winner has his national flag flying over the Circle of Champions but the South African flag marking Tim Clark’s victory last May has been replaced.