Danny Willett Wins BMW, Completes Comeback PDF Print E-mail

Danny Willet returns home and to the winners circle at Wentworth




VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND—Danny Willett won a European Tour event

on home soil for the first time in his career with a three-shot victory at

the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday. The 31-year-old Englishman

finished three strokes ahead of nearest challenger Jon Rahm in the final



Willett shot a 5-under 67 to finish 20 under overall and collected his 7th

European Tour title. He dropped only one shot Sunday on the par-4th 11th

which could have been much worse. Rahm shared the overnight lead with

Willett and finished second after a 2-under 70. South Africa’s Christiaan

Bezuidenhout (68) was a shot further back.

Rory McIlroy followed up his third-round 65 with a 67 to finish tied for

ninth, his 16th top 10 in 21 events this season.


After missing the cut at Wentworth last May, Willett was ranked 462nd as he

struggled with a loss of form precipitated by a number of injuries. He will be

just outside the top 30 when the rankings are updated on Monday. “It doesn’t

get much better than this, does it?” Willett told Sky Sports. “It was a battle

out there, with myself more than anyone else, and it’s nice to come through

the other side.”

Story by Associated Press