Willett’s jacket: A Masters won as much as it was lost


The Yorkshireman will head back to the United Kingdom on Tuesday to continue the celebrations before getting back to the serious matter of trying to build on his Masters win.

Sheffield Council announced yesterday that they plan to honour Danny after he won The Masters golf competition on Sunday, becoming the second Englishman to win the competition after Sir Nick Faldo.

” Fortunately I’ve now tasted the top echelons of the sport and you just want more“.

This was Spieth’s to lose, and he did just that in matter of three holes.

Spieth, as defending champion, presented Willett with the green jacket that he looked to make his own for most of the week, leading after all three prior rounds. One mistake can be terminal, a reality that will be Spieth’s recurring nightmare.Spieth carried on, making two birdies to give himself hope before falling back with one more bogey, unable to make one last charge. Having taken a penalty drop, he then caught an uncommitted wedge fat. “Thanks to everyone involved @The Masters, fantastic hospitality from the members”.

Spieth went bogey-bogey to begin the back nine and disaster struck at 12 as Spieth plunked his tee shot and his third into Rae’s Creek, his lead vanishing as the ball did in a splashdown to plunge him from the lead at five-under to one-under and three back.

“Once I overcome that mental hurdle that I’m struggling with at the minute, then I know how to play this course“, he said.

Two weeks ago, Faldo was reminiscing about his six-shot comeback to beat Norman in 1996.

Willett came close to not even playing as his wife’s due date for their first child was on Sunday, but their son, Zachariah James, was born by Caesarean section a week before the tournament.

Willett had a bogey-free 67 that matched the lowest score on the weekend this year.

A similar story unfolded at the PGA Championship, Greller said, where Spieth played in the final group with eventual victor Jason Day. “You can empathize. He played great all week”, Willett said.

Yes, Spieth lost it.

“I just feel fortunate that I was in the position that I was able to pounce on the opportunity”, Willett said. If I’d have shot 72 and Jordan did what he did it would have been a different story.

“I am looking forward to being part of that illustrious group of major winners, which still sounds a bit odd to be honest, but I want to keep moving forward with my career and seeing what else I can achieve”, Willett said.

The victory was a surprise only in the way it unfolded, not the name on the trophy. “We’ve had a lot of encouraging messages from a lot of really nice people round the world, offering advice if I need it, so we’ve got a lot of good people on our side”.


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