A wonderful final round from Danny Willett from England, won him The Masters tournament at Augusta, his first Major win.
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Danny fired a final round -5 under par 67, at Augusta, to lift the first Major title of the year, The Masters, with a -5 under par total. His wife Nicole has just given birth to their first son Zachariah. Danny managed to sink vital putts at the right time;
“The little man was due today, obviously he listened to his dad.”
“This golf course is tough enough if you’re trying to hit shots in-between to firm greens.”
“But luckily we dropped in some good numbers down the stretch, which allowed us to be really aggressive.”
“It’s been crazy, you can’t really describe the emotions.”
“It’s my wife’s birthday back home today, my son was due today and he came 12 or 13 days early to let me come and play.”
“You talk about fate, you talk about everything else that goes with it. It’s just been a crazy, crazy week.”
“It was tough, every time we seemed to make ground, Jordan kept pulling ahead and were just trying to dig in and dig in and try and make birdies after birdies.”
“I thought we had to get to six or seven under and I look at the leaderboard and he’s already at seven.”
“It was just a very surreal day when you look back at the ebbs and flows. We’re just fortunate that the shots we hit were correct at that time and we holed a few putts when we needed to.”
Lee Westwood -3 under 69 today and Jordan Spieth, a very sad +1 over par 73, finished in a tie for second at -2 under par.
“You come out and contend in the first major of the year, obviously I must be doing something right.”
Jordan collapsed with a quadruple seven at the 155 yard par three 12th hole;
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“Obviously, happy for Danny.”
“More important than golf, he’s had a lot of really cool things happen in his life.”
“Like he said, maybe fate had it this time for him.”
These guys were a shot clear of Paul Casey -5 under 67 today, J B Holmes -4 under 68 and Dustin Johnson, -1 under 71, all with -1 under par totals for the tournament.