Willett’s victory at Augusta saw him climb from 12th to ninth in the world rankings and into the top 10 for the first time.
“You can’t really describe your emotions and feelings”.
While Willett was putting together the round of his life on Sunday at the Masters, his brother, Paul, was becoming an unlikely star on Twitter and occasionally giving some insight into his relationship with his sibling.
If you’re having a bad day this week, just be thankful that you’re not Jordan Spieth. “I’ll be disappointed with that one”.
“It was a really tough 30 minutes for me that hopefully I never experience again”, Spieth said.
Spieth recovered somewhat from the train wreck trajectory he was headed on but finished the tournament -2 under par, three strokes behind Willett for the tournament.
Greller also recalled the pain of last year’s T-4 finish at the Open Championship, when Spieth stayed behind the 18th green to congratulate Zach Johnson before flying home with the reigning Open champ.
“At the end of the day Danny can become one of the greats of his time, and I would not be surprised if he is”.
Willett insisted nothing would change in his approach to golf, saying: “We’ll just keep doing the things we’ve been doing, ticking the boxes we said we’d do day by day and making sure we’re trying to get better every time we go out and work”.
Winning the Master is a “fantastic start” to achieving “special things” in golf, says Danny Willett.
The golfer’s parents, the Reverend Stephen and Elisabet Willett, said they had watched their son’s “meteoric” rise in recent years open-mouthed.
The 28-year-old had just became only the second Englishman, after Nick Faldo, to win the US Masters. He recovered a bit with birdies at the 13th and 15th holes, but had another bogie at the 17th hole that ended his chances after Willet had birdied three of his final six holes. Spieth hit his next s into the back bunker, knocked his next up to 3 feet, drained the putt, and, voila, a quadruple bogey.
Then came a back-nine horror show as humbling as anything Augusta National’s famed Amen Corner has ever inflicted.
Spieth looked to be in the driver’s seat after he took a five-shot lead into the back nine.
After Saturday’s windblown round of 69, Kaufman said – only half-jokingly – that he was 0 for 1000 lifetime against Spieth. “I don’t think he’ll fit into it right now but he will grow into it”, Willett said.
Yes, it will take him a while to get over the disappointment of blowing a five-shot lead on the final nine holes of the Masters, especially after he had just made four consecutive birdies to build what appeared to be that insurmountable margin.