Danny Willett is looking forward to this week’s US PGA Championship as he looks to continue his improving performances after a long spell of injury issues and a loss of form.
The 30-year-old Englishman suffered a dramatic fall from grace having dropped from ninth in the world rankings on the back of his 2016 Masters win at Augusta National, to outside the top 450 earlier this year.
Willett’s ninth missed cut from 12 tournaments this year came at the French Open, but the Sheffield man has shown signs of his form returning since then.
He finished a highly respectable sixth in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, before claiming 19th spot in the Scottish Open and a satisfactory 24th in the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie – his best major result since the Masters win.
The final major of the year gets underway at Bellerive Country Club, Missouri, from Thursday, and Willett is feeling in a confident mood going into it.
“I’m actually going there really looking forward to taking on the challenge of a US PGA,” he told the European Tour website.”
“I’ve never performed that well at a US PGA because my game probably wasn’t suited for those types of golf courses.”
“So I’m really excited to go and see where I’m at right now and playing in an event that I think is a very tricky one to win because you’ve got probably the best field in the world with the top 100 guys (in the OWGR) being there.”