Home sweet home, says Danny

MASTERS golf ace Danny Willett has revealed that playing at Rotherham Golf Club keeps his feet firmly on the ground.

Willett joined Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood and other stars of the world game at the US Masters in Augusta this week but it is his roots in South Yorkshire that keep him grounded.

Regular rounds with friends at the Thrybergh course and plenty of ‘banter’ mean that Willett can relax while playing the sport that has earned him his living.

Speaking at a press launch in Rotherham ahead of his Masters debut in Georgia, he said:  “Playing at Rotherham Golf Club does help keep your feet on the ground and I was out there the other day with a few close friends. We play for a little bit of money sometimes and I get beat by the lads sometimes and you get a lot of banter flying.

“You walk in the club house and no one bats an eyelid, you can go in for a drink, play a round of golf, have another drink and have a chat to everyone, then go home.

“It brings you back to reality, which is a contrast to when you’re at events and you’re getting dragged every which way to do bits and bobs. You don’t really get much time to just sit on your own."