Congratulations to Danny Willett on winning the 2016 Masters. It was the first major championship for the 28-year-old Englishman whose 3 shot lead held up after he hit the clubhouse ahead of the final pairings.
‘A Good Walk Spoiled’ is the title New York Times #1 Bestselling author John Feinstein which tells the story of the highs and lows and pressure of playing on the PGA Tour. But for Willett the weekend in Augusta, Georgia must have been played with the tune of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ whispering around the pine trees and azaleas of the famous golf course.
— Danny Willett (@Danny_Willett) April 11, 2016
The anthem was quite likely playing in the back of Willett’s mind as motivation for the longtime Liverpool fan. The club posted a congratulatory post on their twitter account.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 11, 2016
And the supporter of more than merely the player was at work this weekend at Augusta National.
Consider Willett was unsure if he was even going to play at this year’s Masters with his wife, Nicole, pregnant with their first child scheduled to be born during the tournament. But when baby Zachariah James was born early it gave the new dad a chance to compete.
And no story on the 2016 Masters success of Willett can be complete without mention of Jordan Spieth’s tribulations. The defending champion held a 5-stroke lead heading to the 10th tee when it all fell apart most notably with the golfer’s first quadruple bogey in his pro career coming on the 12th hole.
With all great tragedies a new hero arises and it was Willett assuming that role. Willett is only the 2nd Englishman to win the Masters and the 1st European golfer to win since 1999.
Willett will now expand his fashion style to include a Green Jacket with his collection of Reds jersey and scarves.