Willett not worried by top billing

MASTERS champion Danny Willett goes into this week’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth as the headline act - but says it doesn’t worry him.

MASTERS champion Danny Willett  goes into this week’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth as the headline act - but says it doesn’t worry him.

Willett is the only player in the world's top 20 to feature at Wentworth following Justin Rose’s withdrawal through injury and he goes into the event looking for better fortunes after two disappointing outings since his Augusta triumph.

Willett followed victory in the Masters with a missed cut at the Players Championship and a tied-23rd finish at last week's Irish Open, where he took the opening-round lead but faltered over the weekend.

The 28-year-old is looking for an improved performance on home soil but says he won’t be affected by the added pressure on him to impress.

"I don't think it will change it a great deal to be honest," Willett said. "Obviously coming in as Masters Champion was always a pretty big accolade.

"It would have been nice if Justin Rose was here to deflect a little bit of that. I think the expectations are going to be quite high from a lot of other people, but I'm not really fussed about what other people are expecting.”

The competition starts tomorrow.

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