Danny Willett has been voted the European Tour’s Hilton Golfer of the Month for September after claiming his second Rolex Series title in spectacular fashion at the BMW PGA Championship.
The 32-year-old Englishman received 34 per cent of the public vote ahead of Victor Perez, who came in second with 33 per cent after capturing his maiden European Tour title at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Looking for his first win of the season, Willett carded rounds of 68-65-68-67 for a 20 under par total and a three-shot victory over his playing partner Jon Rahm following a tense final round battle on the famous West Course at Wentworth Club.
It was the Sheffield player’s second win in 10 months, having sealed a maiden Rolex Series title at the 2018 DP World Tour Championship. The victory vaulted him into the top 10 of the Race to Dubai Rankings and into contention for a return to The Ryder Cup – the BMW PGA Championship was the first counting event for those European hopefuls targeting Padraig Harrington’s team at Whistling Straits in 2020.
Victor Perez narrowly missed out in the public voting with 33% after picking up his maiden Tour win at the Home of Golf at the end of last month. The 2018 Challenge Tour graduate shot a final round 70 across the historic Old Course at St Andrews to win by a shot.
Sebastian Soderberg came in third place for the Hilton Golfer of the Month after winning a five-man playoff, which included four-time Major winner Rory McIlroy, to win the Omega European Masters. Soderberg’s win at Crans Montana elevated him into the top 50 of the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex, putting him in a strong position to appear at the season ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai.
Sergio Garcia and Paul Casey rounded off the voting in fourth and fifth place after their respective victories at the KLM Open and Porsche European Open.
Fans who cast their vote for Hilton Golfer of the Month are automatically entered into a fantastic prize draw, with one lucky voter winning:
• One (1) night stay at a Hilton in London for one (1) winner and one (1) guest (standard double or twin room available).
• Two (2) tickets to the Hilton Golfer of the Year Awards.
• One (1) Urban Golf Experience for winner and guest.
• Complimentary Food and Beverage during GOTY Awards and Urban Golf Experience.
• Transfers to and from Urban Golf, Smithfield.
Hilton is the Official Sponsor of the Hilton Golfer of the Month award, which recognises and rewards the best performances of European Tour Members each month.
All recipients of the Hilton Golfer of the Month award are automatically upgraded to Hilton Honors Diamond Status — Hilton’s award-winning loyalty program.