Englishman Danny Willett has spoken out about the incredible final-round happenings at the 2016 Masters, where he claimed the famous Green Jacket.
Willett, who became the first British player to win the Masters since Nick Faldo that year, capitalised on a horrific collapse on the final nine holes by the defending champion Jordan Spieth.
Spieth had a memorable year in 2015, where he won the Masters and US Open, and was aiming to continue his form into 2016 before the slump, making a horrible quadruple-bogey on the 12th hole at Augusta National.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Willett was sympathetic towards Spieth, who had to present him with the Green Jacket afterwards.
‘I personally think that would have been incredibly hard for anyone to do because of how it happened. Everything was just so impressive,’ said Willett.
‘For a guy who has done so much in the game at such a young age, that one would have stung a little bit. For the ceremony to be eight minutes after he walked off the last is not a great amount of time for someone to get into their own space and be all joyful about it.
‘I think that he handled it amazing, he was brilliant with me. I think it’s an incredibly tricky one to do for the past champion to give over the jacket to the new champion if that scenario happens like it did.’
The Masters, which was due to start in Georgia this week, has officially been postponed to November, meaning an autumn season will see great players at the end of the year.