Jon Rahm nearly cried following his emotional triumph at the Masters, on a day that coincidentally would have been the 66th birthday of his idol Seve Ballesteros.

"This one was for Seve," Rahm said. "He was up there helping, and help he did."

Afterward, Rahm, 28, said he felt bolstered by the spirit of the late Ballesteros, who won his second Masters title 40 years ago.

Rahm achieved what he called a "true honor" in becoming the fourth Spaniard to grab the green jacket after Sergio Garcia, Jose Maria Olazabal and Ballesteros, who died of brain cancer in 2011 at age 54.