Name:Daniel James Willett
Born:Oct 3, 1987 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.
Original/Home Club:Rotherham GC
Turned Pro:2008 (+5 hcp)
Played as the BMW PGA Championship (Sept 19-22; fourth of eight Eurpn Tr Rolex Series events). Second-placed Jon Rahm (Esp) finished 3 shots behind Willett (Eng). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
Played as the DP World Tour Championship (Nov 15-18; last of eight European Tour Rolex Series events, concluding the season-long Race to Dubai Order of Merit). Second-placed Matt Wallace (Eng) and Patrick Reed (USA) finished 2 shots behind Danny Willett (Eng), who recorded his first victory since winning the 2016 Masters Tournament. [Earth course, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE].
Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 4-7; European Tour event). Second-placed Andy Sullivan (Eng) and Rafa Cabrera-Bello (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Danny Willett (Eng), who claimed his fourth European Tour win. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].
The Masters Tournament (80th) (April 7-10). Second-placed Jordan Spieth (USA) and Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Willett (Eng). The door opened for Willett when Spieth quadruple-bogeyed the par-3 12th in the final round. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
Played as the Omega European Masters (July 23-26; Eurpn/Asian tours event). Second-placed Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng), looking for his first European Tour win, finished 1 shot behind Willett (Eng), who recorded his third European Tour win. [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].
Played as the Nedbank Golf Challenge (Dec 4-7; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2015 season opener played in 2014; limited field of 30 top tour professionals). Second-placed Ross Fisher (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Willett (Eng), who was making his debut in this event. [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].
Played as the BMW International Open (June 21-24). 24-year-old Danny Willett (Eng) beat Marcus Fraser (Aus) at the fourth playoff hole, to record his first European Tour win. [Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof, Pulheim, nr Cologne, Germany].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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