Danny Willett finishes third at WGC Cadillac Match Play
Article posted: 04 May 2015
It's been a pretty crazy year with a win early on, and all the points we've racked up at home. It's nice to come over here and play big events.”
Danny Willett finished third at the WGC Cadillac Match Play, beating Jim Furyk in the consolation match to round off an outstanding week in San Francisco.
After losing his semi-final 3&2 to Gary Woodland, Danny overcame Furyk 3&2 to make his record 6-1 for the tournament.
Danny moves up 11 places in the world rankings to 38 and he has been given temporary membership on the PGA Tour this season and is close to securing a card for next year.
“I've been playing well,” Danny said. “I've had a couple of good weeks of practice back home. Things are kind of in the right place and the golf course suited my eye. And, again, it's a different format.
“I haven't played it for a few years. But obviously it was nice to get back into match play. I played a lot as an amateur. But, yeah, it was a good week.
“We’ve played a few events now over here, and we've got a little bit of points and money up. So we knew that a decent one today would potentially give us a card for next year, which was kind of what we were hoping for.”
Danny had a perfect record in the group phase, beating Ryan Moore 3&2, Patrick Reed 2&1 and one up against Andy Sullivan.
He then defeated ISM stablemate Lee Westwood 3&2 in the last 16 before defeating Tommy Fleetwood 4&3 in the quarter-finals.
Danny now moves on to the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass and he added: “It will be good. We’re trying to play a few events over here and see if we can get the money up and luckily we've just about covered that, which is nice. Then we can kind of build in a schedule.
“It's been a good week. It's been a pretty crazy year with a win early on, and all the points we've racked up at home. It's nice to come over here and play big events.”
Lee Westwood moves up four places in the world rankings to 23, with Louis Oosthuizen up six places to 24.