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Willett wins Masters as Spieth collapses

Danny Willett never won a PGA Tour event and had little success in majors, but is the 2016 Masters Champion after a tremendous final round.

Danny Willett never won a PGA Tour event and had little success in majors, but is the 2016 Masters Champion after a tremendous final round.

Golf is a beautiful game.

You don’t have to be the best all year; you just have to be the best over a four-day period and over 72 holes of golf to have your life and legacy changed forever.

Danny Willett had decent success on the European Tour, but had never won a PGA Tour event. In fact, he had been cut from majors nearly as much as he had played the final two rounds. But Willett now has a green jacket after winning the Masters, overcoming a four-shot deficit in the final round to beat Jordan Spieth and Lee Westwood by three strokes.

The wind played a major factor throughout the entire tournament and after three rounds Willett was only hitting par, but he played a masterful final round. He never hit over par and finished the round with three birdies.

Meanwhile, Spieth, who got off to a rocking start with a 66 in a first round that doomed many golfers; he collapsed. Spieth led the field after the third round and his seventh-straight round leading at the Masters. And after hitting five birdies and only one bogey through the first nine, Speith seemed well on his way to winning another green jacket.

But he couldn’t hit the ball right on the back nine. He birdied the 10th and 11th before hitting a seven on the 12th to go from five-under through the ninth or one over in just three holes.

Spieth got back under par with birdies on two of his next three holes, but he finished one over on his final three holes and one-over for the round to settle for a tie for second place.

And with his collapse came Willett’s glory of becoming the 2016 Masters Champion.

South African Louis Oosthuizen hit the highlight shot of the Masters with a hole-in-one on the 16th. His ball deflected all J.B. Holmes’ ball on the par three and rolled into the hole.

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