Danny Willett finishes last in SPOTY

2016 12 Danny Willett
• Danny Willett finishes last in BBC Sports Personality of the Year
• The Masters champion received just 2,227 votes on the evening
• Scots tennis star Andy Murray won - raking in 247,419 votes

DANNY WILLETT | BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Danny Willett saw the funny side after he finished dead last in last night’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year vote.


The 29-year-old, who was shortlisted after becoming the first British winner of The Masters since Sir Nick Faldo in 1996 earlier this year, amassed only 2,227 votes throughout the evening.




That was some 245,192 behind winner Andy Murray and, although Willett enjoyed his night, he woke up this morning to find out where he’d come in the final reckoning.







While Willett saw the funny side, others weren’t quite as impressed at the show, which infamously overlooked Rory McIlroy for the top gong in 2014 despite two major wins and playing a pivotal part in Europe's Ryder Cup victory at Gleneagles.




But Lee Westwood, a good friend of Yorkshireman Willett, perhaps showed as much care for SPOTY as what golfers and golf fans should - spending the night of the ceremony at Alexandra Palace for the Darts World Championship!





Danny Willett dead last in SPOTY


Why do you think Danny Willett fared so poorly in Sports Personality of the Year? Leave your thoughts in the 'Comments' section below.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
THE MOST DIFFICULT LIES IN GOLF | GOLF EXPLAINED
Golf Lessons
play button
AM I A GOOD ENOUGH GOLFER TO USE A SET OF BLADES???
blades
play button
PICKING OUR FAVOURITE UTILITY IRON - Callaway X Forged UT vs TaylorMade SIM UDI vs Titleist U•500
Utility Irons
play button
HOW TO GAIN 20 YARDS OFF THE TEE | GOLF EXPLAINED
Golf Lessons
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Emily Pedersen rewrites Ladies European Tour record books
Popular English course announces permanent closure
European Tour and PGA Tour announce new "strategic alliance"
PING Europe is under new leadership
Historic Scots golf club suffers ‘heartbreaking’ vandalism

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Commit to each swing
Watch
play button
How to make a consistent backswing
Watch
play button
Swing and shoulder plane
Watch
play button
Get your swing on a better plane
Watch
See all videos right arrow