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    2008
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Danny Willett

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In 2016 Willett became Britain’s first winner of The Masters since Sir Nick Faldo 20 years earlier. He had just become a father for the first time when he capitalised on Jordan Spieth’s back-nine collapse and won by three strokes.
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  • 2011

    Open debut

  • T6 - St Andrews 2015 & Royal Portrush 2019

    Best Open Finish

  • Used to practise golf in a sheep pasture

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In 2016 Willett became Britain’s first winner of The Masters since Sir Nick Faldo 20 years earlier. He had just become a father for the first time when he capitalised on Jordan Spieth’s back-nine collapse and won by three strokes.

Danny Willett

The victory took Willett, who had been sixth in the 2015 Open Championship at St Andrews, into the world’s top 10. Following an earlier win at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, it also helped him finish second to Rory McIlroy in the Ryder Cup points race. He represented Great Britain at the Olympic Games in Brazil, although it was teammate Justin Rose who won the gold medal.

Some tough times followed – by May 2018 he had slumped to 462nd in the world rankings – but he ended that season with victory at the DP World Tour Championship. After a tie for sixth at Royal Portrush last July, he then added the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth two months later, holding off Jon Rahm for another three-shot success.

In 2007 he was the English Amateur champion and a team-mate of McIlroy in the Walker Cup at Royal County Down, while he spent 12 weeks as the world's top-ranked amateur the following year before Rickie Fowler regained the position.

Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Royal Portrush 2019
T6
74
67
65
73
279
-5
Carnoustie 2018
T24
69
71
70
73
283
-1
Royal Birkdale 2017
76
71
74
73
71
289
9
Royal Troon 2016
T53
71
75
74
71
291
7
St Andrews 2015
T6
66
69
72
70
277
-11
Royal Liverpool 2014
M/C
74
74
-
-
-
M/C
Muirfield 2013
T15
75
72
72
71
290
6
Royal St George's 2011
M/C
69
75
-
-
-
M/C

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