Masters champ Willett to make homecoming at BMW PGA

April 20th, 2016

Danny Willett.  Credit: Getty Images

Danny Willett will make his triumphant return to English soil after winning The Masters when he tees it up in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club outside London next month (May 26-29).

The 28-year old Englishman claimed his first Major title at Augusta National, closing out a three-stroke victory in impressive fashion after taking the lead with three holes to play, birdieing the 16th before parring his way home to secure the Green Jacket.

Willett will parade the Green Jacket at Wentworth where spectators will be eager to offer their congratulations to him on becoming the first European Masters champion since Jose Maria Olazabal 1999, and the first English winner since Sir Nick Faldo in 1996.

“I’m looking forward to playing in the BMW PGA Championship and taking the Green Jacket down to Wentworth,” said Willett, 

“It’s a special week and the atmosphere is brilliant with every hole lined with fans. It’s always nice to compete in your home country, and I can’t wait to play in front of the home supporters and hopefully give them something to cheer about.”

Joining Willett in a star-studded field at Wentworth are Matthew Fitzpatrick, Søren Kjeldsen, Justin Rose and Lee Westwood, all of whom finished in the top ten at Augusta National.