STRONG WIL­LETT

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Inside The Ropes -

Danny Wil­lett’s sec­ond Euro­pean Tour vic­tory, at the Ned­bank Chal­lenge, was con­fir­ma­tion of a ca­reer fi­nally head­ing in the right di­rec­tion. Cer­tainly, the man in sec­ond place thought so. “Danny was just too good,” said Ross Fisher, who fin­ished 14-un­der-par (four shots back) at the Gary Player CC. Wil­lett shot a 66 over a pun­ish­ing course to win em­phat­i­cally. A preacher’s son known as some­thing of a hy­per­ac­tive soul, Wil­lett dis­played ma­tu­rity un­der pres­sure, his swing speed and rhythm ad­mirably con­sis­tent down the stretch. Wil­lett en­tered the 30-man field ranked 84th in the world. He’s the low­est-ranked cham­pion since Ful­ton Allem sur­prised all with his 1988 vic­tory.

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