Majors: The Masters / Current News
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 May 2016 04:12 Thursday, 12 May 2016 04:05
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Masters champion Danny Willett has been away from golf for a month and has been working harder than ever.
Not with his golf clubs but with a pen.
The last box of some 200 yellow Masters flags arrived for Willett to sign for players and charities, bringing the total to what manager Chubby Chandler estimated at just short of 1,000 since the 28-year-old from England slipped on a green jacket.
As for the golf? Not so much.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 08:31 Wednesday, 04 May 2016 08:21
(Will Graves/AP) — Jordan Spieth understands his meltdown at the end of the Masters will follow him. And three weeks later, Spieth’s not quite ready to say he’s over letting a five-shot lead in the final round morph into that awkward ceremony in the Butler Cabin that ended with him slipping the green jacket on Danny Willett following an ugly and very public collapse.
Still, let’s not get carried away.
“I’m not taking it very hard,” Spieth said, while attending a FedEx event in suburban Pittsburgh ahead of practice at Oakmont, where he will try to defend his U.S. Open title.
Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 08:42 Friday, 29 April 2016 08:26
TAMPA, Florida — While Danny Willett was celebrating his first Masters® win after holding off fellow countryman Lee Westwood and 2015 Masters Champion Jordan Spieth, thousands of bidders were dueling it out online for a chance at their own piece of Masters history on TheGolfAuction.com.
The Golf Auction is an eight-year-old Tampa-based company that specializes exclusively in golf memorabilia and collectibles. This year’s Masters auction held March 30-April 10 yielded record sales again this year. One of the highlights, a Masters flag signed by 34 of the past Masters Champions (prior to 2008) sold for a world-record $11,640.
Last Updated on Friday, 22 April 2016 00:01 Thursday, 21 April 2016 23:48
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The PGA TOUR announced that England’s Danny Willett has joined the PGA TOUR following his Masters Tournament victory. The 28-year-old will receive a five-year TOUR exemption that runs through the 2020-21 season along with 600 FedExCup points from his win in Augusta.
Last Updated on Sunday, 17 April 2016 19:14 Sunday, 17 April 2016 19:00
MANCHESTER, England (Steve Douglas/AP) — Danny Willett’s journey to the green jacket began 16 years ago when he signed up with some friends for an inner-city golf scheme, designed to get kids off the street and give them something constructive to do.
Four thousand miles from the perfectly manicured greens of Augusta National, these sessions took place next to a housing development in Sheffield, northern England, with some run-down homes nearby. It was a tough part of a city weighed down by the decline of its steel industry.
Willett, about 12 at the time, had just been introduced to golf through his father on a family trip to Wales. But it was on the municipal course at Birley Wood where he would put in the hours to really learn his future trade.
Peter Ball, Willett’s first coach, told The Associated Press that the future Masters champion became devoted to the sport from a young age.
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