Friday, January 9, 2009

Willett on the move

Former JSU golfer Danny Willett was tied for fourth after the first two rounds of this week’s Joburg Open in South Africa. He shot rounds of 67 and 66 -- 9-under-par 133 -- and was two shots behind leader David Drysdale of Scotland.

It’s Willett’s third event in his first full year on the European Tour, having earned full status by finishing fourth in the final stage of the European Tour Q-school. He’s earned 6,900 euros so far this year -- 619 on the money list -- cashing a check for a T-37 at the Alfred Dunhill Championship and missing the cut (T-99) at the South African Open in December.

He played in six events last year, including the British Open. His best finish as a pro was a T-12 at the Russian Open the following week, but he had a top 10 in Spain as an amateur.

You can catch Willett throughout the season during the European Tour telecasts on The Golf Channel.

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