Danny Willett will not accept PGA Tour membership for the 2015-16 season.
Willett, who is ranked No. 25 in the world, told the Star newspaper that will once again concentrate on European Tour events next year.
“It’s about trying to get ourselves really bedded down, settled in and try and win a few more times and trying to compete more in the majors,” he told the newspaper. “Hopefully we’ll have that same chance next year and we’ll see where we are. I’m still early in my career. I’ve got a long time left.”
The 27-year-old Englishman finished third in the WGC-Cadillac Match Play and also challenged at the Open Championship at St. Andrews, where he tied for sixth. He earned more than $1.26 million on the PGA Tour this season and qualified by finishing inside the top 125 in FedEx Cup points (and earnings).
“We weren’t willing to up and move straight away and move everything over there just yet,” he said, according to the report. “I think if you want to play in America and play well, you’ve got to be willing to up ship and go and do it full time. That didn’t quite fit with what we’re trying to do. It wasn’t quite the right time for everything.”
Willett, who is playing in this week’s Dunhill Links Championship, is currently second in the season-long Race to Dubai standings, behind only Rory McIlroy.