Stars lend support to Seve pro-am

Colin Montgomerie, Jose Maria Olazabal, Paul Casey and Justin Rose were among the stars who took part in a pro-am at Wentworth yesterday to raise funds for the Seve Ballesteros Foundation and Cancer Research UK.

Ryder Cup captain Olazabal wants to see as many leading lights as possible continue to show support for the five-time major champion at September's Vivendi Seve Trophy in Paris.

The Ryder Cup-style event - introduced in 2000 to mark the impact Ballesteros had on European golf - clashes with the third leg of the FedEx Cup play-offs in America. But Olazabal said: "I think it will be very important that every two years, with the support of the big names, we make it really big."

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Ballesteros died two weeks ago, but his Foundation was set up soon after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour two and a half years ago and the partnership with Cancer Research UK has raised about 700,000. It was hoped to take that over the 1million mark with the "Ole Seve" pro-am and auction that followed.

The Tour's flagship event is being staged at Wentworth later this week and Scott Jamieson's excellent start to his rookie season on The European Tour has been rewarded with a place in the field. The Glaswegian won his Tour card through the Challenge Tour Rankings last year and his outstanding start to the season, including third place in the recent Open de Espaa, meant that he was the highest-earning player in The Race to Dubai who was not exempt to the BMW PGA Championship. With two invitations to the Tour's flagship event held back for the top two non-exempt players in The Race to Dubai - the other was won by Jaco Van Zyl - Jamieson was a happy man when his phone rang on Sunday evening.

"The Tour called me last night to confirm the invite which was a very nice call to take," he said.