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England’s Danny Willett has withdrawn from the US Open before starting his second round due to an ongoing back injury.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…

Injured Willett pulls out mid-round at Sawgrass

Danny Willett pulled out of the Players Championship midway through his second round because of a back injury, saying his “body and mind need a rest”. Willett, 29, was 11-over-par for his 27 holes at Sawgrass in Florida. The 2016 Masters champion tweeted: “Not good to have to withdraw but swinging very poorly is putting…

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…

Ill Willett pulls out of Palmer Invitational

Reigning Masters champion Danny Willett has withdrawn from this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational because of illness. The 2017 Masters begins in three weeks at the Augusta National in Georgia. The Englishman, who won his first major by three shots, is scheduled to play in next week’s WGC Match Play in Texas. Willett, the world number…

'A great thing' – Willett welcomes Muirfield women's vote

The Masters, Augusta Date: 6-9 April Coverage: Watch live on the BBC, BBC Sport website and the sport app, listen on Radio 5 live and Radio 5 live sports extra Masters champion Danny Willett says Muirfield voting to admit women members for the first time is a “great thing”. Members at the privately owned golf…