Danny Willett wins the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, South Africa.
Danny claimed his second European Tour victory here in the Nedbank Golf Challenge, shooting a final round -6 under par 66, to post a -18 under par total and a four shot win at the Gary Player Golf & Country Club. He told reporters how much he liked South Africa;
“South Africa is a place that’s suited me in the past. I’ve played good golf down here, love the place, love the people, everything about it is great. It’s been a truly fun test of golf.”
Danny follows other Englishmen, Nick Faldo and Lee Westwood in winning this event;
“It’s always nice walking up the ninth, obviously with the name engraved on the pathway up the left, you kind of realise how many great players have been here and walked over the same bridge as you have and had a great week.
“Hopefully we can come back here year after year and do it again.”
Ross Fisher secured second place with his -14 under par total, with a steady last round of -4 under par 68, he said Danny was just too good;
“I’m delighted. I felt like I played great all week. I finally started to hole a few putts today which was nice, but unfortunately for me and Luke, Danny was too good. I played some great golf.”
Luke Donald failed to make it to the winners circle once again, he struggled all day, finishing with a final round +1 over par 73. This dropped him into third spot at -12 under par, but said there were a lot of positives to take from this performance;
“There were a lot of positives. It’s nice to put myself back in position.”
“I could have played a bit better but I still would have had to shoot five under just to tie with Danny. He played really focused golf today and hats off, he’s a deserved winner.”
Sad story of the day, Alexander Levy found the ninth hole very problematic, requiring 10 shots to complete the 596 yard par five, and carding a last round +6 over par 78.