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Who is Danny Willett?

Daniel John Willett (born 3 October 1987) is an English professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.

In April 2016, he won his first major championship at the 2016 Masters Tournament, becoming only the second Englishman to achieve the feat and the first European in 17 years to win at Augusta National.

Danny Willett Biography, Wiki

On October 3, 1987, Danny was born as one of four siblings in Sheffield, Yorkshire. He apparently comes from a religious background with his father (Steve) serving as a curate in a Church of England. His mother, a Swedish-born woman named Elisabet, taught mathematics as a teacher.

Growing up was certainly fun for Danny who would like to practice his golf in the middle of a field of sheep where they played a par three course. 

Apparently, the practices have not gone unnoticed. Previously, Danny earned a golf scholarship and played two seasons at Jacksonville State University (JSU) in the United States.

He made the most of his time in college and became the 2006 Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year. He also earned medalist honors at the 2007 OVC Championship, among other recognitions. 

In 2007 he won the English Amateur Championship as an amateur golfer. He then competed in the Walker Cup at Royal County Down the same year. In 2008, he won the number one amateur title in the world.

Danny Willett Biography Wikipedia
Danny Willett
Full nameDaniel John Willett
Born3 October 1987 (age 34)
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight83 kg (183 lb; 13.1 st)
Sporting nationality England
ResidenceRotherham, England
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
SpouseNicole Harris ​(m. 2013)​
Children2

Danny Willett Career

Also in 2008, Danny Willett earned his European Tour card for the 2009 season. This after he turned pro in golf. The 2009 season was a successful one for the golfer who finished 58th in the inaugural Race to Dubai with eight top-10s.

The next year, he was challenged at the 2010 BMW PGA Championship, taking the first-round lead. However, he lagged behind and finally finished outright fifth, winning 190,800 euros. The 2010 season finished with him ranking 23rd on the Order of Merit. The performance earned him his first spot on the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking.

Sadly, his success dwindled a bit in 2011 but while he finished the season with only one top ten placement in 30 competitions, Danny was able to retain his tour membership with a final 91st place in the Order of Merit.

His star shined again in 2012 with his first victory on the European Tour at the BMW International Open in Cologne. He was ranked on the 23rd position at the final Order of Merit for the season after he collected a second place at the Omega European Masters; a third place at the Maybank Malaysian Open in addition to three more top-ten finishes.

From 2013 to 2015, Danny Willett carved out a perfect niche for himself as one of the leading European players, collecting seven top-ten finishes and ended 2015 in 25th place in The Race to Dubai.

His first major championship was won at the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National. He clinched the prize after shooting a five-under-par round of 67; he took advantage of a collapse by Jordan Spieth. He became the first British player to win the Masters in 20 years after Nick Faldo won it in 1996.

Still in the 2016 season, Danny recorded more success, collecting his fourth win on the European Tour at the Dubai Desert Classic, got 2nd place at the 2016 Italian Open as well as a 3rd place at the BMW PGA Championship.

Unfortunately, he lost his PGA Tour privileges by the end of the 2016-17 season. This follows his failure to make the required fifteen starts.

Danny Willett Wife

Willett married Nicole Harris in 2013. They reside in Rotherham, Yorkshire. Their first child, a son, was born in 2016, just a few days before his victory at the 2016 Masters.  

Danny Willett with his wife Nicole Harris
Danny Willett with his wife Nicole Harris

Their second child was born in 2018. Willett has described his father, Steve, as the best sports psychologist he has known. Willett is a supporter of Premier League club Liverpool. Willett is a member of the Lindrick Golf Club.

Danny Willett FAQ’s

Who is Danny Willett?

Daniel John Willett (born 3 October 1987) is an English professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.

How old is Danny Willett?

Danny Willett is currently 34 years old.

Who is Danny Willett?

Willett married Nicole Harris in 2013. They reside in Rotherham, Yorkshire. Their first child, a son, was born in 2016, just a few days before his victory at the 2016 Masters.  

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