• Age
    31
  • Turned Pro
    2008
  • Previous Opens
    7

Danny Willett

Celebrations to mark becoming a father for the first time were put on hold to allow Danny Willett to compete in the 2016 Masters a few days later. What a month it proved to be as the Sheffield golfer capitalised on Jordan Spieth’s back-nine collapse to become Britain’s first winner at Augusta National since Sir Nick Faldo in 1996. 

Qualification

Danny Willett is exempt to play in Royal Portrush
  • 2011

    Open debut

  • Tied-6th at St Andrews 2015

    Best Open Finish

  • Used to practise golf in a sheep pasture

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Celebrations to mark becoming a father for the first time were put on hold to allow Danny Willett to compete in the 2016 Masters a few days later. What a month it proved to be as the Sheffield golfer capitalised on Jordan Spieth’s back-nine collapse to become Britain’s first winner at Augusta National since Sir Nick Faldo in 1996. 

Danny Willett 

Sixth in The Open at St Andrews in 2015, the victory took him into the world’s top 10 and, following an earlier win at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, helped him finish second to Rory McIlroy in the Ryder Cup points race, his debut coming at Hazeltine. The year also brought an appearance at the Olympic Games in Brazil, although it was teammate Justin Rose who won the Gold Medal for Great Britain. Some really tough times followed – by May 2018 he had slumped to 462nd on the rankings – but in November he was back to centre-stage with victory at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.

Spent 12 weeks as the world's top-ranked amateur in 2008, a year after he was English champion and a teammate of McIlroy in the Walker Cup. Now has six Tour wins in total.

Qualification

Danny Willett is exempt to play in Royal Portrush
Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
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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