Masters 2016 Fantasy Golf Recap
Augusta National Golf Club
This year’s edition of the prestigious Masters Tournament turned into a shocker Sunday when Danny Willett came back in the most surprising way from 4 shot back at the start of the final round to win his first career major at the Masters on Sunday with a 5-under 67. This Masters 2016 Fantasy Golf recap is brought you by FanPicks.com. Come PLAY in our Daily Fantasy Sports contests at FanPicks and get a free chance to win $1 Million dollars!
Danny Willet had a bogey-free final round and it just couldn’t come at a better time. When defending champion, youngster Jordan Spieth was stumbling and the rest of the field failing to make some serious moves, Willet birdied 3 of his last 6 holes to polish off a 67, the best score of the weekend. Nine holes away from another wire to wire victory, Spieth collapsed around the infamous of holes of Amen Corner and would never catch up. This comeback from Willett will certainly rank among the most surprising at the Masters.
It was certainly hard to watch as golf fans around as everyone expected Spieth to hold on to the victory and to become the fourth back to back winner of the Masters as well as the only player ever in 156 years of championship golf to go wire-to-wire in successive years in a major tournament. It looked inevitable when he ran off 4 straight birdies to end the front 9 and build a 5 shot lead.
What’s great about Willett’s win is that he wasn’t even sure to play in the tournament this year. His wife was due with their first child on Sunday, but ended up giving birth March 30th instead and that allowed him to play. He also he became the first player from England in a green jacket since Nick Faldo.
Westwood, playing with Willett, had eagle on the 15th hole and was only a shot of the lead but then three-putted the 16th hole. Dustin Johnson also missed his chance and closed with a 71, tied with J.B. Holmes (68) and Paul Casey (67) for 4th.
Smylie Kaufman, one shot out of the lead in his Masters debut, closed with an 81.
Willett moves to No. 9 in the world. He returns home to England with a gift like no other for his infant son.