ORLANDO, Fla. – Within days of winning last year’s Masters, Danny Willett admitted he watched the final round from the 2016 tournament, which is hardly a surprise considering the dramatic and hectic nature of his victory.
What might be a surprise is that the Englishman revealed on Tuesday that he also revisited his signature triumph just last week, but it wasn’t a nostalgic stroll as much as it was research.
“We're doing a little work on the golf swing right now and I was trying to see if I could pick up anything,” Willett said in a conference call with reporters.
Willett and his swing coach Pete Cowen have been trying to recreate the magic from last year’s Masters, which prompted him to replay the event last week.
“The one thing you do notice within that Sunday’s round is the flow of the golf swing and how it looked like I was really enjoying trying to hit the shots, taking on the challenge. It was quite apparent,” he said. “That's a nice thing to see.”
Willett has struggled since winning last year at Augusta National, posting just three top 10s since then around the world, but he said his swing is starting to feel comfortable again.