Danny Willett
Danny Willett
33-Year-Old Golfer
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2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
Willett's golf life after his surprise Masters victory three years ago was an unmitigated disaster and the golfing world was left to wonder if he'd ever find his game again. After two years of miserable play, Willett actually found his way back last season. He's still got a lot of work to do to get back to the heights of a major champion, but there are plenty of signs that point to a continued resurgence. Willett is worth a look in salary cap leagues, but his upside still seems a bit limited at this point. Read Past Outlooks
T18 at Harbour Town
April 19, 2021
Willett fired a two-under 69 on Sunday at the RBC Heritage to finish nine-under and tied for 18th.
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Willett used four front-nine birdies during Sunday's final round to post his third under-par score of the week at Harbour Town, where he averaged five tweeters per round while ranking fourth among his peers in SG: Putting. The Englishman missed back-to-back cuts at the Valero Texas Open and the Masters on the heels of his top-10 performance at the Corales Championship, so he picked up some much-needed momentum ahead of the Zurich Classic. He'll be teaming up with World No. 8 Tyrrell Hatton at TPC Louisiana.
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21 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Willett did not play frequently enough on Tour last year to retain his card, so he will only be eligible for certain tournaments despite winning the Masters in 2016. That is the last tournament the Englishman has won, as he has been beset by back woes and what appears to be a Masters hangover. Willett was 224th in points across 11 events, making the cut only five times with two WDs and zero top-25s. He'll still be in all the majors, the only guy on this list who can say that. But by having fallen from 11th in the OWGR at the beginning of 2017 to outside the top-60 now, he'll have to play his way into WGCs. Keep an eye out. There are still a bunch of European Tour events left this season. One good finish at some fall season event worldwide could vault him into the top-50 OWGR. For instance, last season, Willett had two top-6s in Asia late in 2016 before his game completely fell apart.
Willett's season was basically one outstanding performance at the Masters and a whole lot of nothing after that. It's certainly understandable if Willett lost focus after his life-changing win at Augusta, but the true test will come this season as expectations are raised and excuses are thrown-out the door. Willett's win at Augusta was a surprise, but it's not like he was a complete unknown at the time. He was a good player before that win and he's still a quality golfer, but it's not unprecedented for a golfer to win a major and never look the same after that. Will that be the fate of Willett? With so many questions entering this season, he's not worth the risk in salary cap formats. In drafts he should go in the fifth or sixth round.
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Top-10 at Corales Championship
March 29, 2021
Willett closed with a one-over 73 on Sunday at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship to finish eight-under and alone in eighth place.
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Expected to play in Corales Championship
March 22, 2021
Willett (illness) is listed in the field for this week's Corales Championship.
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Won't play Honda Classic
Illness
March 14, 2021
Willett (illness) has withdrawn ahead of The Honda Classic this week in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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Withdraws from this week's event
Illness
March 9, 2021
Willett withdrew Tuesday from THE PLAYERS Championship after testing positive for COVID-19.
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Slated to return from wrist injury
November 9, 2020
Willett (wrist) is listed in the field for the Masters this week.
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