GOLF: Willet Claims Shock Win At Augusta Masters

Englands Danny Willet has surprisingly won his first Masters after winning the Augusta Masters to become the first British winner in 20 years.

Danny Willet
Danny Willet

Danny Willett claimed a shock Masters win with a superb five-under-par 67 as 2015 champion Jordan Spieth crumbled during a thrilling final round.The Englishman, 28, won his first major by three shots on five under.Overnight leader Spieth, 22, led by five shots as he approached the 10th at Augusta, but the American dramatically dropped six shots in three holes.He ended with a one-over 73, tying for second with England’s Lee Westwood.

Westwood’s three-under-par 69 gave him his second Masters runners-up finish on two under, with Paul Casey, another Englishman, one shot further back in a tie for fourth.Spieth will be left ruing a remarkable collapse on the iconic par-three 12th.He twice found the water in front of the green as he carded a quadruple bogey seven – to follow successive bogeys on the 10th and 11th holes.That catapulted Sheffield’s Willett, who was playing the par-five 15th, into the outright lead – a lead that he would not relinquish after signing for the joint-lowest round of the final day.

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After the win,he said “It’s been crazy”,You can’t really describe the emotions and feelings.We all try to play good golf and someone has to win. Fortunately today it was my day. It was a very surreal day when you look back at the ebbs and flows.”

Jordan Speith who has been leading for most of the Masters series was quite disappointed he couldn’t close the game “It was just a lack of discipline coming off the two bogeys instead of realising I was still leading the Masters by a couple of shots,” said Spieth.”I have no doubt about my ability to close majors, I just think it was a very tough 30 minutes that hopefully I don’t experience again.”

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