DANNY WILLETT’S SWING
LEARN FROM THE MASTERS CHAMP
Masters champion Danny Willett doesn’t always go out of his way to make you feel comfortable, and that might be why he’s such a tough competitor.As his EuropeanTour teacher and fellow Englishman, Mike Walker, says,“Having been the No 1 amateur in the world in 2008, he has always expected a lot of himself. He’s not unfriendly. He’s single-minded.” Willett, a 2007 Walker Cup standout, had to learn patience as a pro. It wasn’t until 2012 that he captured the BMW International, the rst of ve European Tour titles, the others being the Nedbank Challenge (2014), European Masters (2015), Dubai Desert Classic (2016), and now the Masters. In the Open at St Andrews last year he was one shot out of the 36-hole lead, and nished T-6, his previous best showing in a major.
As Willett re nes his swing, mainly working to eliminate the miss to the left, look for more great things.“He’s become a much better putter this year,” according to Walker, who says he gave Willett drills that would help the average golfer, including hitting balls with only the right or left arm.“They magnify the problem so we know what to work on,”Walker says.