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Masters king Willett insists he can get back into the swing of things

By Phil Casey

Danny Willett admits he has hardly spent any time on the golf course since donning the Masters green jacket, but is confident he will be ready to hit the ground running again when he tees off at the Players Championship in Sawgrass.

Willett claimed his first Major last month and the 28-year-old Yorkshireman has climbed to a career-best World ranking of No.9 as well as opened doors for the Olympics and Ryder Cup.

However, after wife Nicole gave birth to son Zachariah shortly before the Masters, Willett has had plenty to occupy his time.

"It has been chaos with media interviews and stuff, so it has not really been a quiet four weeks I have been expecting, but in a good way," Willett said.

"Every spare minute we have had, we locked the door and tried to have some alone time.

"I still had a bit of downtime, but I have not played as much golf as I would've liked, so yes it is good to be back with the guys practising. Hopefully we can get off to a good start this week."

Willett is looking forward to playing alongside friend Justin Rose, who triumphed at the 2013 US Open, and American Brandt Snedeker tomorrow. He added: "It is surprising England has not won more Majors, but hopefully there is more to come."

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