Masters winner Danny Willett to play Irish Open at K Club in first European tournament since Augusta triumph
Masters champion Danny Willett is scheduled to play the Irish Open for his first tournament on European soil since winning the green jacket on Sunday.
Willett surged through the field for an incredible victory to win the major title.
The Sheffield golfer took advantage of American Jordan Spieth's spectacular collapse to come from virtually nowhere to win the first major of the season.
The 28-year-old, with just four wins on the European Tour to his career was magnificent in the final stages. He started the round on level par but finished on five-under — ahead of close pal and playing partner, Lee Westwood.
He plays at the Players Championship in Florida next and is scheduled to play at the Irish Open at the K Club in May.
It will be his first tournament appearance at the competition, hosted by Rory McIlroy's Rory Foundation.
Nine years ago, Willett and McIlroy played in the same Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team at Royal County Down.
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