WILLETT Danny

Danny WILLETT

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Biography

ResidenceRotherham, England
AttachmentSaujana Hotels & Resorts
Date of Birth:03/10/1987
Place of BirthSheffield, England
Height & Weight6ft 0in 12st 6lbs (180cm 79kg)
FamilyWife: Nicole (m. 2013); Child: Zachariah (2016)
InterestsFootball, music, pool
Web Sitewww.DannyWillett.golf
Turned Pro2008 (plus 5)
Qualifying School2008*

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Biography

Enjoyed the finest moment of his career when he won the Masters in 2016, a week after the birth of his son, Zachariah. Produced an impressively gutsy finish at Augusta National to take advantage of Jordan Spieth’s late collapse and become the first Englishman to don the Green Jacket for 20 years. Emerged as a world-beater in 2015, when he won the first tournament of the season, the lucrative Nedbank Golf Challenge, and pushed Rory McIlroy all the way in the Race to Dubai after also winning the Omega European Masters in August, holding off fellow Yorkshireman Matt Fitzpatrick in Switzerland. Carried his best form into 2016 to claim the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February, holing a brilliant birdie putt on the last to triumph by one, and soon after took third place in the WGC-Cadillac Championship to hint at what was to come at the Masters a month later. Made his European Tour breakthrough at the 2012 BMW International Open, where he beat Marcus Fraser in a play-off at Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof in Cologne, Germany. The son of a preacher enjoyed a stunning amateur career, winning 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 previously named in Golf Monthly’s Top 25 Coaches.

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European Tour Wins5
Wins this season2
Current Rankings
OWGR9
Race To Dubai1
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 1,573,839 (2016)

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Professional World Cup 2013 EURASIA CUP 2016 (winners) Amateur Walker Cup 2007 Bonallack Trophy 2008 (winners) Jacques Léglise Trophy 2005 Boys, Seniors 2005-07

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