It is hard to know how these guys are just seeing them on TV. Seve was always the cocky swashbuckler on TV and in interviews. I was following him at a tournament once and wound up by accident walking with him from green to the next tee. It was the middle of his round but he was smiling and gracious and even approachable. I wasn't after an autograph or anything, just by chance wound up on the same path, and it was like walking to the next tee with your best golf buddy.