PGA Championship

Willett winding up for PGA Championship

2016-07-26 22:17
Danny Willett (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Masters champion Danny Willett is looking forward to the relatively benign conditions at the PGA Championship this week.

The Englishman took advantage of Jordan Spieth's Masters meltdown to claim his first green jacket at Augusta earlier in the year.

However, he has struggled in his seven starts since, missing three cuts and recording just one top ten finish.

Nonetheless, after the prodigious length and lightning greens of the U.S. Open and the winds of links golf at Royal Troon, Willett is eager to play in the more forgiving conditions at Baltusrol.

"Out of all the majors the US PGA is usually the fairest because the weather doesn't usually play a massive factor," the 28-year-old told The Golf Paper.

"It's a good time of year, the weather is pretty good and the golf course set up isn't ridiculously penal like a U.S. Open. The scoring is usually pretty decent so it's more like a regular PGA Tour event and that's why you see a lot of guys who predominantly play over there compete in them.

"It will be nice to get a bit of sun on your back and get out of swinging it like you're in 30mph winds off your back foot."

Additionally, there are some storms predicted over the weekend in New Jersey, which could make for softer greens, allowing for even better scoring.

Willett is paired up with fellow first time major winners Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson for the opening two rounds at Baltusrol for the PGA Championship, which tees off on Thursday.

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