Danny Willett Wins The Masters 2016 After Jordan Spieth Collapse

Willett had all chances to miss the tournament due to his wife’s pregnancy – instead he became the second Englishman to triumph at Augusta.

Danny Willett, 28, wins The Masters making his only second attempt after finishing 38th in last year’s tournament. Willett could miss the tournament as his wife Nicole gave birth to their first child Zacharia on March 29. Little daughter must have known that her father was to become a champion and allowed him to take part. His resulted in Willett becoming the second Englishman to triumph at Augusta.

The first victory took place 20 years ago when in 1996 Nick Faldo made the most of Greg Norman’s agony to win his third and final green jacket. The only difference is that Willett isn’t a five-time major champion like Faldo which makes his nerveless round even more remarkable.

Willett celebrated the victory, which brought him £1.3million, by Facetiming his wife on his phone in the clubhouse after finishing his round and later with a glass of wine.

Meanwhile, Willett’s biggest support was perhaps celebrating thousands of miles away in his native town of Sheffield, south Yorkshire. Willett says: “You just can’t describe the emotions and feelings. We all go out there and try to play good golf, and ultimately somebody has to win the tournament. Fortunately, today was my day.”

The day of Willett’s victory will be also remembered for Spieth’s Masters collapse as well. The unprecedented Augusta meltdown looked like five clear after nine holes and three behind three holes later. Spieth had broken Arnold Palmer’s record of holding the lead in six consecutive Masters rounds. He was definitely trying to become the first player to win wire-to-wire in back-to-back Masters. Jack Nicklaus donned his second green-jacket at 25 – Spieth intended to achieve the double three years younger.

Telegraph describes the last key moments of the tournament: “Johnson failed to birdie the 16th and although Spieth’s up and down for birdie on the 13th kept in some sort of contention on two-under it was too much of a stretch to envisage a recovery. Par the 18th, Mr Willett, and take your chances.

The three-wood was conservative but wise, the iron into the heart of the green so accomplished. When Willett came off, he hugged his manager Chandler and as he waited to see if Spieth could birdie in. When he failed even to make four on the 17th, Willett was on the phone to his wife. It was a heart-warming scene.

Westwood, with a 69, was left to take great heart in his ninth major top three and in a tie for fourth with JB Holmes and Dustin Johnson came Paul Casey. The 21-year-old Matt Fitzpatrick finished in a tie for seventh and Justin Rose in a tie for 10th on one-over. That was the same mark as Rory McIlroy. His 71 was not nearly good enough to make up for the third-round 77 and his wait to complete the career grand slam goes on. Willett’s major odyssey is just beginning.”

Willett commented Spieth’s slow play on Twitter and celebrated with multiple followers at the improbable win.

Willett’s parents, Steve and Elisabet, gave interview on BBC Breakfast to tell about their impressions and called son’s success “tiring, frightening… and wonderful”. Elisabet admitted that they were not able to talk to Danny until half past three in the morning. “We thought he was drunk, but I think he was absolutely ecstatic,” she said.

“He’d done interviews for nearly three hours and he was just ready to go and have something to eat but couldn’t really believe it himself.”

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