Rolex Series

Willett hoping to rediscover top form at Wentworth

Danny Willett hopes defending his BMW PGA Championship title this week can help him rediscover his best form.

Danny Willett

The former Masters Tournament winner missed a fifth successive cut in Scotland last week, although a second round 69 suggested better form could be just around the corner. 

“It's always nice to come back here,” said Willett, who held off Jon Rahm in 2019 to claim a second Rolex Series title. “Great to be back at the flagship event of the European Tour and a Rolex Series event defending. 

“Game has not been in an amazing place so nice to be back here and get a few nice vibes of obviously how things went last year, working hard and see if we can get a little bit of form back and put up a little bit of a fight this week.

“I've just not really been playing great. So it's felt flat, a lot could be the fact that I've not been playing amazing myself. 

“We're just going to try to get the juices going a little bit within ourselves and try and play some better golf.

“Just trying to get better, and it's just been one of those things where again travelling back and forth to see coaches, coaches not being at every event, all that kind of stuff does make it slightly tricky. 

“We are continuing to try and work it out, and just get back to having all the things kind of match up through the bag.” 

While there will once again be no spectators on site at the Wentworth Club, Willett is hoping he can create a similar scenario come Sunday afternoon.

Reflecting on his win last year, the 33-year-old said: “There was lots of good, great moments within that round, but coming down the last couple in that position, finishing birdie, birdie, closing out the way we did, just coming up the last with actually being able to enjoy that 200-yard walk up with all the family and friends there and crowds there. 

“It's a pretty spectacular backdrop usually on the 18th come Sunday. Memorable moments, and yeah, could be a bit different this weekend but hopefully same scenario.”

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