As Danny Willett was on his way to a Masters victory, his brother PJ was live tweeting the best way you can – drunk. He bogeyed the tenth and eleventh holes.
Spieth has now finished second, first and second in his three Masters appearances. “I’m very confident in the way that we play the game of golf”, Spieth said. “It will take a while”.
However, Hobbs, who worked with Willett from 2005, said there had been family concerns that the player might have a propensity to lose focus on the job at hand.
Willett was perfectly placed to capitalise thanks to a flawless closing round of 67 which made him the first English victor for 20 years and the first European champion since 1999. And a couple of hours after that, he was draping a green jacket over Willett’s shoulders in one of the most brutal handovers in the history of the tournament. On helping Willett into his jacket, he smoothed down the rumpled collar and gave the victor a pat on the back. I think that when we’re on, I believe that we’re the best in the world. “I don’t think he’ll fit into it right now but he will grow into it”, Willett said.
The Masters victor touched down on United Kingdom soil after an overnight flight from NY and walked through the arrivals hall wearing his green jacket.
The BBC caught the moment that Fergie revealed his lost bet to none other than Willett himself, although the Scot doesn’t seems to have recovered from his loss, telling the Augusta champion that “I’m so delighted, and happy to throw it all away”. “And I wanted to be brutally honest with the way I felt, so that he could respond with what was necessary to get us to rebound”.
“Every Wednesday – my wife used to argue with me – I’d take him to a golf club, drop him off, pick him up at 8 o’clock at night and get told off for keeping him off school”, he said.
A quadruple bogey for the 22-year-old Texan was compounded by Willett’s strong finish, the vicar’s son from Sheffield making birdie at 16 and pars at 17 and 18, ending his tournament five under.
“To be able to get there you need to win big tournaments, such as the Masters“. He had a bad beat on 12.
Chandler said Willett, a 2007 Walker Cup team-mate of three-time major victor Rory McIlroy, could “become one of the greats of his time”.
“Once I overcome that mental hurdle that I’m struggling with at the minute, then I know how to play this course“, he said. His four round total was also 5-under-par, after he was even par for the first three rounds. “I was waiting for someone to put a 7(-under) back up there”. And while Danny was busy winning one of the most revered prizes in sport, his brother Peter was busy winning Twitter.
Spieth, the world’s second ranked player, appeared to be in command and enroute to his second straight Masters title after he carded four consecutive birdies to complete the front nine holes in the final round.