Posted on April 11 2016
Yesterday was an important day for professional golf, as a new golfer received the iconic Green Jacket. Danny Willet claimed the Masters title with an impressive five-under-par 67 after last year’s champion Jordan Spieth fell apart.
A stunning afternoon at Augusta National saw Willett upstage the long-time leader and defending champion Jordan Spieth, making him the first British Masters winner in 20 years, since
Overnight leader and 22-year-old Spieth, led by five shots as he approached the 10th hole at Augusta, but the American dramatically dropped six shots in three holes.
He ended with a one-over 73, tying for second place with England's Lee Westwood.
Willett’s success will earn him $1.8 million, a move to ninth place in the world rankings, and the iconic Masters’ Green Jacket — which Spieth was obliged to present Willett with.
But who is Danny Willett? Despite being born in Yorkshire, Willett left Sheffield to play two seasons of golf in the United States. But at 16-years-old, he dropped out of his local college course after a month because he hated it. He then attended Jacksonville State in Alabama for two years.
Willett was the 2006 Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year and won medalist honours in 2007, but ended up leaving America without a degree. In 2007 he won the English Amateur Championship enabling him to turn pro the following year, and he’s had smooth sailing in his career ever since.
So in honour of Willett’s win and another successful Masters drawing to a close, the Yo Sox team thinks everyone should be wearing a pair of our awesome golf socks!