Danny Willett: 'I don't want to be golfing'

2016 11 Danny Willett
• Struggling Danny Willett admits he doesn't want to be golfing
• The Englishman finished T68 at the Turkish Airlines Open
• Didn't make any inroads on Henrik Stenson's Race to Dubai lead

DANNY WILLETT

Danny Willett has enjoyed a memorable 2016 in capturing his first major – but it sure isn’t ending in the same fashion.


The 29-year-old, who won The Masters in April, finished some 22 shots behind Turkish Airlines Open winner Thorbjorn Olesen, with only seven players – including three Turkish amateurs – finishing below him in the leaderboard.
"I don’t really want to be out there playing golf" - Danny Willett

It meant the Englishman – who cashed €9,223 – barely made any inroads on Henrik Stenson’s Race to Dubai lead and, in the midst of some swing changes with coach Pete Cowen, he admitted that he’s seriously struggling at the moment.

Read more -> Danny Willett slams Keith Pelley event idea

Turkish Airlines Open - Previews

“It just comes and goes, couple of good days and couple of bad days.” Danny Willett told Alex Miceli of his problems. “To be honest I don’t really want to be out there playing golf.

“It couldn’t happen at a worse time. Things are just not going our way, nothing feels that great.”
"Things are just not going our way" - Danny Willett

In his 14 events since triumphing at Augusta National back in April, Willett has managed just two top tens – third at the BMW PGA Championship and runner-up at the Italian Open – and disappointed on his Ryder Cup debut at Hazeltine, failing to score in his three matches.

Willett had also contemplated skipping this week’s Nedbank Golf Challenge to try and iron out the problems with his game and also took to Twitter after his final round 75 in Antalya to say golf was ‘kicking him in the nuts’ at present.

Read more -> Willett: 'My brother was right about US fans'




And he received some backing from Ryder Cup team-mate Sergio Garcia.



Will Danny Willett hit top form again soon?


How long do you think it'll be before Willett hits top form again? 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
DRIVING TIPS FROM A TOUR PRO | with Ewen Ferguson
Ewen Ferguson
play button
WATCH: A round of golf with Justin Thomas
Watch
play button
CAN A CLUB GOLFER COMPETE WITH A TOUR PRO?
David Law
play button
HOW TO WARM UP FOR A ROUND OF GOLF LIKE A TOUR PRO
David Law
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Rickie Fowler provides Tiger Woods rehab update
Scott Herald triumphs on Get Back To Golf Tour
Rickie Fowler aims dig at Bryson DeChambeau
Here’s why Dustin Johnson has a new caddie this week
Scots golfer matches Lee Westwood’s Kingsbarns record

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
Good timing is the key to good striking
Watch
play button
Make your backswing steeper
Watch
A narrow stance for a better turn
Watch
play button
Denis Pugh’s advice for those with a knee injury
Watch
See all videos right arrow