WILLETT Danny

Danny WILLETT

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Biography

ResidenceRotherham, England
Date of Birth:03/10/1987
Place of BirthSheffield, England
Height & Weight6ft 0in 12st 6lbs (180cm 79kg)
FamilyWife: Nicole (m. 2013)
InterestsFootball, music, pool
Web Sitewww.dannywillett.co.uk
Turned Pro2008 (plus 5)
Qualifying School2008*

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Biography

Following a very consistent 2014 season, in which the Englishman recorded seven top ten finishes on the way to finishing 25th in The Race to Dubai, Willett sealed his second European Tour victory in style, at the first event of the 2015 season, the Nedbank Golf Challenge. An 18 under par total in Sun City helped him see off compatriots Ross Fisher and Luke Donald, for the biggest pay cheque of his career. Followed that successful week with another strong performance in South Africa, this time at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, where Danny was in contention for back-to-back wins before finishing in a tie for fourth. The son of a preacher from Sheffield made his breakthrough in 2012, winning the BMW International Open after seeing off Marcus Fraser in a play-off. Proposed to his girlfriend a couple of weeks later and in September came tied second in the Omega European Masters en route to taking 23rd place in The Race to Dubai, equalling his best finish. Was the perfect way to put a frustrating 2011 behind him, having finished 91st in The Race to Dubai. Boasts a stunning amateur record having won the English Amateur Championship at Royal St George’s after being crowned Yorkshire Amateur Champion in 2007, before going on to play in the Walker Cup and become Number One Amateur in Europe. Earned his 2009 playing rights after cruising through all three stages of the Qualifying School. Currently coached by Graham Walker, who was named in Golf Monthly’s Top 25 Coaches. Cites Tiger Woods as his chief inspiration.

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European Tour Wins2
Wins this season1
Current Rankings
OWGR51
Race To Dubai1
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 864,975 (2015)

Teams

Amateur Walker Cup 2007 Bonallack Trophy 2008 (winners) Jacques Leglise Trophy 2005 Boys, Seniors 2005-07 Professional World Cup 2013

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