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 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (Sept 30-Oct 3). Second-placed Tyrrell Hatton (Eng) and Joakim Lagergren (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Danny Willett (Eng), who celebrated his eighth European Tour win and 34th birthday on the final day. [Old Course, St Andrews, Fife. Earlier rounds also at: Carnoustie GC and Kingsbarns GC].
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].
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 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].
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].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
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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