What a final round! Danny Willett won The Masters on Apr. 10 after an incredible last few hours at the Augusta National in Georgia and will be wearing the coveted green jacket! Well done, Danny!
It was a nail-biting finish, but there can only be one winner! Danny Willett, 28, did his country of England proud with a remarkable win at The Masters on Apr. 10 as he came from behind to upset the favorite Jordan Spieth, 22, in a pulsating finish at the Augusta National in Georgia. Once Jordan’s game began to falter, Danny took advantage of it and finished strong for the amazing win!
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With two consecutive birdies and a three-shot lead going into the 12th hole, Jordan suddenly lost momentum with a disastrous 7 on the Par 3 that created a huge setback for him in his quest to retain The Masters he won with ease last year. No one could believe how his game just disappeared in the span of 50 minutes!
But as Jordan’s lead began to slip away from him, Danny stayed cool, leading by two after finishing the 16th hole and playing with an air of ease that must’ve had the other players on the course sweating in the Georgia sunshine. After completing the four rounds with a final score of -5, he put quite the pressure on Jordan to make a comeback.
Unfortunately for Jordan, he was never able to reach Danny’s -5 score and regain hold of the lead. The 2015 Masters champ had a chance to at least tie and put the game into a playoff, but a bogey on the 17th hole solidified Danny’s spot as the 2016 green jacket winner. Although he was surely disappointed to lose the win, Jordan still managed to pull off a score of -2 and a tie for second with Lee Westwood.
This year’s Masters really was a thrill right to the final moments — despite the heartbreaking finish for Jordan — and was possibly one of the most entertaining tournament in years. Congratulations to Danny on such an incredible showing!
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