Cape Town - Danny Willett is looking
forward to trying something different as he prepares to tee it up at the World Super 6 Perth.
This week's tournament,
hosted at Lake Karrinyup Country Club - a course Willett rates as one of his
favourites in Australia - features a combination of match play and stroke play,
with the field cut to 65 and ties after 36 holes.
A further cut after round
three will see the field size reduced to the leading 24 players ahead of
Sunday's final round, a thrilling six-hole match play knockout, with the final
24 eventually reduced to two, from which the winner will be decided.
"It's a funky
format. I watched it last year on TV and really thought it was good. So to be
able to come down and be part of the Super 6, it puts a different spin on golf," said Willett.
"We play a lot of
72-hole tournaments throughout the year and there are a couple of match play
events in there but this obviously just throws something a little bit different
in the mix there with the six holes and obviously the short pitch play-off hole
The 2016 Masters champion is playing his third consecutive European Tour event after returning
from injury and is thrilled to be able to focus on his game rather than the
shoulder injury which forced him to bring a premature end to his season late
"There are a lot of
positives going forward. Now it's just a matter of time, of getting game ready,
getting game sharp, and actually again looking more at the golf now instead of
the body. So hopefully that's going to kind of go hand in hand really. The
better I move, the better the golf's going to be and vice versa," he said.
Englishman Andrew 'Beef' Johnston is also relishing the prospect of trying the
format when he makes his debut at the World Super 6 Perth this week.
Johnston has made a
promising start to his 2018 campaign finishing tied ninth at the Abu Dhabi Championship, and with solid performances over the past two
weeks in Dubai and Malaysia, the 28-year-old is hoping the innovative format
will suit his game as he looks to add another European Tour title to his name.
"I just love the condition
of it. The greens are always really good here and the condition of it. And it
just seems to sort of suit my eye so I feel like I can play well around here," said Johnston.
"It's a different format
which I think I'm going to enjoy. I think it's something a bit different. I'm
looking forward to playing and I just love being in Perth, I like everything
about it; the beaches, the food and the stuff you can do."