Danny Willet Wins the Green Jacket

15 May 2016 | By

 

514871_640x360 Jordan Spieth hands over the Green Jacket

 

 

 

ENGLAND’S Danny Willett has won the Masters after benefitting from a spectacular back nine collapse by defending champion Jordan Spieth.

Willett became just the second Englishman since Nick Faldo to claim a green jacket, thanks to a final round five-under-67 to be five-under 283 for the tournament for a three-shot win.

World No.2 Spieth led Willett by five strokes when he made the turn at Augusta National on Sunday, before an monumental implosion in which he dropped six shots in the opening three holes of the back nine.

After four straight birdies to close the front side, he made bogey on the 10th and again on the 11th, but it was an incredible quadruple bogey seven on the famous par-three 12th at Amen Corner that drowned his charge.

Two balls in the water and another into a bunker threw the doors wide open and Willett was the man to step up.

Not since Greg Norman’s epic collapse in 1996 and Rory McIlroy’s 2011 meltdown has the Masters been so gut-wrenching for a leader. Willett won by three shots over Spieth (73) and countryman Lee Westwood (69) who finished at two-under.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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