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Danny Willett knows expectations have soared after Masters


Danny Willett

Danny Willett


Danny Willett

Danny Willett is ready to deal with the expectations that come with a Masters green jacket - as soon as he gets round to picking up his clubs again.

Willett claimed his first Major earlier this month, seeing off Jordan Spieth and Lee Westwood by three shots.

His life changed, with doors opening to the Olympics and the Ryder Cup as well as a career-best world ranking of nine. The 28-year-old has also agreed to join the PGA Tour, which awarded him a five-year exemption yesterday lasting to the end of the 2020-21 season.

And when he takes the field at the Players Championship in Sawgrass on May 12 he will do so with a target on his back.

"People will look at you in a new way now, expecting you to be brilliant," he said. "You never know how you'll deal with that, but I know I'll have to prepare really well.

"I've been able to put myself among some of the most famous names in golf, and there's a lot of greats who've never won a Major.

"But you want more of the things that make you feel good and I'll be working hard to put myself in those situations again."

Belfast Telegraph