Willett wins Masters after Spieth’s collapse

first_imgAUGUSTA, Georgia (AP):Danny Willett in a green jacket was hard to believe, considering he wasn’t even sure he could play the Masters two weeks ago.No one was more stunned than Jordan Spieth.Nine holes away from another wire-to-wire victory, the defending Masters champion threw it away yesterday with a collapse that was shocking even by Augusta National standards. With a five-shot lead heading to the 10th tee, he dropped six shots in three holes and could never catch up.”It was a really tough 30 minutes for me that, hopefully, I never experience again,” Spieth said.Willett always had Sunday, April 10, circled on his calendar – the due date of his first child. He wasn’t planning to be at Augusta National until his wife gave birth to their son, Zachariah James, on March 30, and sent the 28-year-old Englishman on an improbable path to becoming a major champion.It was a comeback that ranks among the most surprising at the Masters.Five shots behind with six holes to play, Willett birdied three of his last six holes to polish off a round that might not get its due because of the unforgettable images of Spieth’s meltdown. Willett closed with a five-under 67, with no bogeys on his card, to match the best score of the weekend.He won by three shots at five-under 283, the highest winning score at the Masters in nine years.Top finishers: 1. Danny Willett (England) -5, 2. Lee Westwood (England) -2, 2. Jordan Spieth (US) -2, 4. Paul Casey (England) -1, 4. John Holmes (US) -1 and 4. Dustin Johnson (US)-1.last_img read more

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first_img RelatedMore Brits flying to European ski resortsMore Brits are choosing to book flights to ski resorts, according to new figures from the Ski Club of Great Britain.Brits book winter flights to Europe to escape winter gloomrits have booked flights abroad during the winter monthsStrong euro could put people off Skiing holidaysThere are fears that fewer people will book flights to ski destinations this winter because of the strength of the euro Increasing numbers of Brits are searching for information on ski resorts online, figures from Experian Hitwise have revealed.The online competitive intelligence service revealed an 18.5 percent year-on-year increase in the number of people in the UK visiting skiing and snowboarding websites, a trend it believes has been caused by the recent snowy weather.Experian Hitwise research director Robin Goad said the cold spell has served to remind people about “the pleasures of winter sports”.”While most of the people planning a skiing or snowboarding holiday are considering the more traditional resorts in the Alps or North America, some are looking closer to home,” he explained.”UK internet searches for Scottish ski resorts have increased faster than any other so far this year, and searches for Glenshee have already quadrupled thanks to the recent weather.”The French Alpine resort of Morzine was revealed as the most searched-for overseas ski destination, while the Scottish destinations of Cairngorm and Nevis Range also received a large number of internet searches.According to the Ski Club of Great Britain, French resorts are doing especially well this winter, a trend that is backed up by figures from cheap flights carrier easyJet.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more