Indeed, in his autobiography, Life Swings, he criticised Jacklin for not putting a consoling arm round his shoulders.
But he experienced the flip side two years later, and cites the win at Muirfield Village as one of his two most precious Ryder Cup memories.
We'd battled so hard against one another over the years, but there we were coming together...
that was very special."Ballesteros, of course, always wore his heart on his sleeve at Ryder Cups, properly hating the Americans, who would in turn wind him up by calling him "Steve".
It remains a decidedly disappointing way to book-end the Ryder Cup career of the man who played more times (11) and won more points (25) than anyone else on either side of the Atlantic. Rory Mc Ilroy, for one, might yet eclipse him and I ask him whether he will mind if his record falls. This is Faldo, after all, golf's answer to Geoffrey Boycott.