Who's who in golf - Danny Willett


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Name: - Daniel James Willett
Country: - England
Born : - October 3rd, 1987 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.
Original Home/Club: - Rotherham GC
Occupation: - Professional golfer.
Turned Pro: - 2008 (+5)
Web Address: - http://www.dannywillett.golf
Sponsor / Attachment: - Callaway, Audemars Piguet, Saujana Hotels.

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): The Masters (2016). Walker Cup player (2007). Ryder Cup player (2016). Multiple professional wins in Europe, USA, Middle East and South Africa.


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Willett's excellent amateur career culminated in a Walker Cup appearance in 2007 and being ranked the world's No.1 amateur golfer in March 2008. He turned professional in May 2008, successfully negotiating the European Tour Q-School on his first attempt.

In his debut season on the European Tour, Willett chalked up eight top ten finishes. His breakthrough win came in 2012, when he lifted the BMW International Open trophy, but only after the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff against experienced Australian golfer Marcus Fraser.

Further European Tour wins and top ten finishes followed as Willett progressed up the world rankings, consolidating his position as one of the top players on the European Tour. In 2016 he emphatically underlined his progress in professional golf with a win at Augusta National and his first major championship title. 2016 is also the year he debuted in the Ryder Cup, although with a less than impressive 0-3-0 (W-L-H) record.


Top tournaments won by Danny Willett

2018Men EuropeTour Championship (Eurpn Tr)Jumeirah - Earth270 (-18)US$1,333,330
Played as the DP World Tour Championship (Nov 15-18; last of eight Eurpn Tr 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 Willett (Eng), who recorded his first victory since winning the 2016 Masters Tournament. [Earth course, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE].
2016Men EuropeDubai Desert ClassicEmirates GC269 (-19)€402,670
Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic Feb 4-7; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Andy Sullivan (Eng) and Rafa Cabrera-Bello (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Willett (Eng), who claimed his fourth European Tour win. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].
2016Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National283 (-5)$1,800,000
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].
2015Men EuropeEuropean MastersCrans-sur-Sierre263 (-17)€450,000
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].
2014Men AfricaNedbank Golf ChallengeGary Player CC270 (-18)$1,250,000
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].
2012Men EuropeBMW Intl. OpenGut Larchenhof277 (-11)€333,330
Played as the BMW International Open (June 21-24). Willett (Eng) beat Marcus Fraser (Aus) at the fourth playoff hole to claim his first European Tour win. [Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof, Pulheim, nr Cologne, Germany].

 

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