Danny Willett is struggling to match the form he showed earlier in the year.
Since his historic win at the Masters in April – the first by an Englishman since Nick Faldo in 1996 – Danny has struggled. His best major finish through the rest of the year was a tie for 37th at the U.S. Open. Prior to that in May, he finished third at the BMW PGA Championship. He did show signs of improvement at the Italian Open, where he managed a second place finish.
But before long he was having to defend a controversial letter written by his brother in the buildup to the Ryder Cup. This was compounded by a horror showing where he failed to win a single point.
Alex Miceli reports that Willett has struggled with a recent swing change.
“(My swing) just comes and goes; couple of good days and couple of bad days,” Willett told Miceli. “To be honest I don’t really want to be out there playing golf.”
After a final round 75 & T65, Danny Willett said golf is not fun at the moment and is unsure if he will make the trip to Nedbank.
— Alex Miceli (@alexmiceli) November 6, 2016
Willett added that “it couldn’t happen at a worse time.” The 29-year-old will try smooth over the cracks in time for next week’s Nedbank Challenge. He is currently second in the Race to Dubai standings.
I personally believe that his poor form has been exaggerated, especially when you consider the year he has had. I suggest the Twitter trolls try becoming a father before they attack a man who’s facing pastures new.
@Danny_Willett huge changes in 6 months. Major champ, Dad and all that goes with that. It’s been a great year and might get even better?
— Ewen Murray (@ewenmurray77) November 5, 2016
Why do so many people disrespect the European Tour? Anyone who knows anything about golf will be aware of the career Danny has been building. Butch Harmon said it was just a matter of time before he won his first Major, and that was back in 2014.
— Danny Willett (@Danny_Willett) November 5, 2016
— Sergio Garcia (@TheSergioGarcia) November 5, 2016