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Danny Willett Wins the 2016 Masters

Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Danny Willett waves to the crowd after completing the 18th hole during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

In one of the craziest Masters Sunday’s in history, Englishman Danny Willett took home his first major championship and the green jacket. Willett shot a final round 67 with no bogies to win the tournament. It was the first time an Englishman has won the Masters since Nick Faldo in 1996.

An epic meltdown from Jordan Spieth on the 12th hole moved Willett from three shots back to a one shot lead. Spieth hit two balls in the water and posted a quadruple bogey seven. Spieth battled back with birdies on 13 and 15, but was unable to overcome the seven on number 12. The 22 year old made four consecutive birdies starting on the 6th, but fell apart on the back starting with bogies on 10 and 11.

Dustin Johnson was yet again in the mix on a Sunday at a major championship, but couldn’t make the big putts when it counted. Johnson missed two makeable eagle putts on 13 and 15, then made double bogey on 17 to put the nail in the coffin.

Bernhard Langer and Hideki Matsuyama both made too many mistakes and were out of the running by the time they made the turn. Smylie Kaufman started nicely at one under through his first two holes, but never got anything going after that.

Three hole in ones on 16

There hadn’t been a hole in one in the Masters since 2012, but today there were three, all coming on 16. Shane Lowry, Davis Love III and Louis Oosthuizen had hole in ones in about a two hour period on Sunday.

Photo: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

Written by BP Staff

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