Danny Willett won 2016 US Masters golf championship

Apr 11, 2016 15:16 IST

Danny Willett on 10 April 2016 won the US Masters, the first Briton to do so since Nick Faldo in 1996. Willett grabbed the title after defeating defending champion Jordan Spieth.

Willett won his first major championship with a score of 283 (–5), three strokes ahead of runners-up Lee Westwood and Jordan Spieth. Spieth led the tournament from the first round until the 12th hole of the final round, where he made a quadruple-bogey.

The 2016 Masters Tournament was the 80th edition of the Masters Tournament. It was held from 7 April to 10 April 2016 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

About Danny Willett

Willett turned professional in May 2008.

He finished the 2010 season ranked 23rd on the Order of Merit.

He won for the first time on the European Tour in June 2012 at the BMW International Open in Cologne. He defeated Marcus Fraser on the fourth extra hole of a sudden death playoff.

He finished third at the 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play, earning special temporary membership on the PGA Tour for the remainder of the 2015 season.

In July 2015, he won his third European Tour title with a one-stroke victory over Matthew Fitzpatrick at the Omega European Masters.

About Masters Tournament

The Masters Tournament, also known as The Masters or The US Masters, is one of the four major championships in professional golf.

It is scheduled for the first full week of April, and it is the first of the majors to be played each year.

It is held each year at the same location, Augusta National Golf Club, a private golf club in the city of Augusta, Georgia, USA.

The Masters was started by Clifford Roberts and Bobby Jones.

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