Wednesday, 07 February 2018
Danny Willett  (Getty Images)
Danny Willett (Getty Images)

Danny Willett is looking forward to trying something different as he prepares to tee it up at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth.

This week's tournament, hosted at Lake Karrinyup Country Club, features a combination of match play and stroke play.

The field will be cut to 65 after 36 holes and a further cut after round three will see the field size reduced to 24.

Sunday's final round will be a six-hole match play knockout, with the 24 players eventually reduced down to two, from which the winner will be decided.

And Willett, who is playing in a third consecutive European Tour event after returning from injury, is excited to try something new.

The 2016 Masters Tournament winner said: "It's a funky format. I watched it last year on TV and really thought it was good. 

"So to be able to come down and be part of the Super 6, it puts a different spin on golf.

"We play a lot of 72-hole tournaments throughout the year and there are a couple of match play events in there but this obviously just throws something a little bit different in the mix there with the six holes and obviously the short pitch play-off hole as well. 

"In an ideal world, it just makes for everyone being in a slightly smaller area and having all the crowds closer together."

Willett is thrilled to be able to focus on his game rather than the shoulder injury which forced him to bring a premature end to his season late last year.

He added: "There are a lot of positives going forward. Now it's just a matter of time, of getting game ready, getting game sharp, and actually again looking more at the golf now instead of the body. 

"So hopefully that's going to kind of go hand in hand really. The better I move, the better the golf's going to be and vice versa."

Willett's fellow Englishman Andrew 'Beef' Johnston is also relishing the prospect of trying the format.

He said: "It's a different format which I think I'm going to enjoy. I think it's something a bit different. 

"I'm looking forward to playing and I just love being in Perth, I like everything about it - the beaches, the food and the stuff you can do."

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