Danny Willet, from England, has turned down the offer from the PGA Tour to play on their tour for 2016. To me this seems like a huge gamble, Danny had this to say at his interview;
“We weren’t willing to up and move straight away and move everything over there just yet.”
“I think if you want to play in America and play well, you’ve got to be willing to up ship and go and do it full time.”
“That didn’t quite fit with what we’re trying to do. It wasn’t quite the right time for everything.”
“It’s about trying to get ourselves really bedded down, settled in and try and win a few more times and trying to compete more in the majors.”
“Hopefully we’ll have that same chance next year and we’ll see where we are. I’m still early in my career. I’ve got a long time left.”
Danny is ranked No. 25 in the world, at the moment, but wants to concentrate on the European Tour next year. This year he finished in third place at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play, tied 6th in the Open Championship at St. Andrews, and in the process earning more than $1.26 million on the PGA Tour this season and qualified for the PGA Tour 2016 by finishing inside the top 125 in the FedEx Cup.
I guess we will revisit this story this time next year, and see where Danny is at.