Willett thought Spieth's scoring drop might be a joke

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – Danny Willett knew something funky was going down deep in the heart of Amen Corner, he just wasn’t quite sure what it was.

As Willett was walking off the 15th green he couldn’t believe what he was seeing. He was the tournament leader.

Jordan Spieth was at 7 under par one moment, and three holes later he was only 1 under par for the tournament.

“Obviously looked at the board, I actually heard everyone grunting and moaning, or whatever they do to the scoreboard when the score goes up,” Willett said.


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“I was waiting for someone to, as a little joke, to put a 7 (under par for Jordan Spieth) back up there. It was one of those things, that hole will do it. It’s one of the toughest par 3s in golf.

“It’s just one of them unfortunate things that happened to Jordan which obviously opened it right up.”

Willett birdied the 16th hole, shot 5-under 67 and collected his first green jacked by three shots over Spieth and Lee Westwood.