Willett Wins The Masters
On Sunday, Danny Willett won the 80th edition of The Masters tournament outlasting American, Jordan Spieth.
Willett tied the best round of the day with a 67 to finish the tournament 5-under par, winning by three shots.
The 2016 Masters tournament will be one to remember; both positive and negative. The positive being Willett who captured his first career major championship, but the negative may be more memorable. That involves Spieth's collapse.
Spieth was 7-under par heading onto the back-nine. He then went bogey-bogey-quadruple bogey on holes 10,11, and 12. Spieth dropped six shots in those holes, the same amount Rory McIlroy fell in the 2011 Masters when he had a demanding lead. Spieth tried to recover, but ran out of holes, finishing 2-under par. Spieth tied for second with Englishman Lee Westwood.
Willett went bogey-less on his last 21 holes, and made his run on the back-nine with three clutch birdies on 13, 14, and 16 that gave him a little breathing room. He also becomes the first player since Phil Mickelson in 2010 to post a bogey free final round (the 5th all-time dating back to Ben Hogan in 1951).
Willett is the second Masters champion from England, alongside Sir Nick Faldo who won the tournament three times (1989, 1990, 1996).
With the win, Willett becomes the 50th different winner of The Masters in its 80-year history.