US Open 2017: Danny Willett withdraws before second round

England’s Danny Willett has withdrawn from the US Open before starting his second round due to an ongoing back injury. The 2016 Masters champion shot a nine-over-par opening round of 81 on Thursday, the joint second worst score of the day. The 29-year-old, who has a history of back injuries, was due to tee off…

Danny Willett and caddie Jonathan Smart part before Players Championship

Media playback is not supported on this device Danny Willett has split with caddie Jonathan Smart just over a year after winning the Masters at Augusta. The pair have been friends since their teens but had a disagreement during April’s RBC Heritage event, with Willett eventually missing the cut. Smart felt mistreated and left his…

Danny Willett & caddie Jonathan Smart relive magical Masters win in 2016

Danny Willett and caddie Jonathan Smart describe the moment they discovered they were leading the 2016 Masters for the first time. “When Danny won the Masters” is a documentary about the Sheffield golfer who in 2016 became the first Briton to win the Masters since 1996. It airs for the first time on Sunday 2…

Mark Kavanagh & Danny O'Brien: Trainers have doping bans overturned

Two Australian trainers found guilty of doping horses have had their bans overturned after evidence used to prosecute them was ruled inadmissible. Melbourne Cup winner Mark Kavanagh and Danny O’Brien appealed after being banned by Racing Victoria for three and four years respectively last year over the use of cobalt chloride. Four of O’Brien’s horses…

Maybank Championship: Danny Willett leads by three shots in Malaysia

Maybank Championship third round leaderboard -16 D Willett (Eng); -13 D Lipsky (US) -12 A Levy (Fra); -11 M Lorenzo-Vera (Fra), B Wiesberger (Aut), G Havret (Fra), KT Kim (Kor), P Pittayarat (Tha); Selected others: -7 T Fleetwood (Eng), L Westwood (Eng); -6 M Warren (Sco); -5 R Rock (Eng), J Morrison (Eng); Full leaderboard…