Winner’s Circle: Danny Willett Claims Victory at BMW PGA Championship

Danny Willett Wins BMW PGA Championship
Danny Willett poses with the trophy after winning the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club on Sep 22, 2019 in Virginia Water, UK. Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images

Danny Willett shot a final-round 67 at Wentworth Golf Club to claim a three-stroke victory at the BMW PGA Championship – the European Tour’s flagship event.

Willett finished his final day at the historic Surrey golf course with six birdies against one bogey to reach 20-under par, three shots clear of Jon Rahm (70).

It was Willett’s first win of the season, and seventh of his European Tour career.

With the victory, the 31-year old Englishman moved back into the top 40 in the world rankings for the first time since 2017.


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Pro-File

Name: Danny John Willett
Nationality: English
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 180 lb
Birthdate: October 3, 1987 (age 31)
Native: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Resides: Rotherham, Yorkshire, England
College: Jacksonville State U (Alabama)


Final Scores: Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Danny Willett -20 (-5)
2. Jon Rahm -17 (-2)
3. Christian Bezuidenhout -16 (-4)
4. Billy Horschel -15 (-7)
4. Patrick Reed -15 (-6)


Willett’s Winning Numbers

Danny Willett Wins BMW PGA Championship
Danny Willett reacts after putting on the 11th green during the final round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club on Sep 22, 2019 in Virginia Water, UK. Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images

Driving: 297.4 yards (32nd)
Fairways: 36/56, 64.3% (18th)
Greens: 56/72, 77.8 (1st)
Putts/GIR: 90/1.606 (3rd)
Scores: 1 Eagle, 24 Birdies, 42 Pars, 4 Bogeys, 1 Double Bogey


2019 European Tour Season

Starts: 9
Cuts Made: 9
Wins: 1 (BMW PGA Championship)
Addtl Top 10s: 1 (Open Championship)
Earnings: € 1,711,040
RTD Pts: 1,795.1
World Rank Before/After: 58/31


Willett’s Career Victories

European Tour: 7
2019 BMW PGA Championship
2018 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai
2016 Masters Tournament
2016 Omega Dubai Desert Classic
2015 Omega European Masters
2014 Nedbank Golf Challenge
2012 BMW International Open


WITB: Danny Willett

Danny Willett Wins BMW PGA Championship
Danny Willett acknowledges the home fans as he walks to the 18th hole with caddie Sam Haywood during Day Four of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club on Sep 22, 2019 in Virginia Water, UK. Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Driver: Callaway Rogue (10.5˚)
Fairway: Callaway Rogue (15°)
Irons: Callaway X Forged UT (2-4)
Irons: Callaway X Forged (5-9)
Gap: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (48°)
Sand: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (54˚)
Lob: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (58˚)
Putter: Odyssey StrokeLab Tuttle
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X
Hat: Callaway

Source: National Club Golfer


Money & Points

With his win, Willett earned € 1,056,662 and 1,165 Race to Dubai points. He will move to No. 9 in the points standings.

Willett also received 64 OWGR points, and will jump over 25 spots (from 58th) to No. 31 in the world rankings.


Video: Willett’s Day-4 Highlights

Source: European Tour/Youtube


Quotable

“It doesn’t get much better does it? An emotional week. It was a good battle out there today with myself more than anyone else and it was nice to come through the other side.

“(I’ve had) an undying want to get back there. I was willing to change whatever had to be changed and I think that’s pretty hard to do, it’s hard to jump full throttle into something that you’re not quite sure if it’s going to work out or not.”
Danny Willett, 2019 BMW PGA Champion


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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