Danny Willett – 11 things you probably didn't know about the Masters champion

Danny Willett has become only the second Englishman to win The Masters

Lindrick resident and Lindrick Golf Club member Danny Willett has become only the second ever Englishman to win The Masters at Augusta.

The 28-year-old's incredible victory is set to make him a household name – but here are some things you probably didn't know about Worksop’s newest hero...

* Danny's father, the Reverend Steve, is a Church of England vicar in Sheffield;

Sheffield's brilliant Danny Willett wins The Masters

* His wife Nicole gave birth to his son Zachariah James just days before this year's tournament began;

* Danny is half Swedish, thanks to his mum, teacher Elisabet – he has a Swedish flag on his golf bag;

* In 2008, he became the number one ranked amateur golfer in the world;

* Danny was aged just eight the last time a British golfer – Sir Nick Faldo – won The Masters in 1996;

* He won for the first time on the European Tour in June 2012 at the BMW International Open in Cologne, Germany;

* In his teens, Willett spent two years playing for Jacksonville State University in Alabama, USA;

* At school he was mainly into football, until he tried starter sessions at a Sheffield golf club and found it “quite fun”;

* Yorkshire and England honours followed in his teens after he moved to Bondhay Golf Club near Worksop;

* He is a Libra, having been born on October 3, 1987.

* His Masters win came in only his second Masters tournament.

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