Danny Willett Wins the 2016 Masters

by Andrew Weidman

            Heading into day 4 of the 2016 Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Ga., Jordan Spieth, the world ranked number 2 golfer, had a commanding two stroke lead. An epic collapse, however, in which he shot a 73 in the final round, paved the way for Danny Willett, a 28-year-old from England. The world number 9 Englishman shot a 67 in the final round, and surpassed Spieth. Willett ended the tournament with an aggregate score of 283, while Spieth finished with 286, and tied for second with Lee Westwood.

Projected winner, Adam Scott, tied for 42nd at 11 over par with a final score of 299. Where was Willett projected to finish? Not even in the top 250, and cut on the first day.

Talk about the ultimate underdog. The top amateur performer was Bryson DeChambeau, a 22-year-old from the United States.

Aside from the underdog finish, Ernie Els stole the headlines for the Masters, when he six-putted on the first hole of the first round, the worst recorded score on hole number one in history. If you have time, Google the video. You will not want to miss it. The 2016 Masters Golf Tournament was certainly one to remember.