Burnt-out Danny Willett right to pull back from the fire 


When it comes to this year’s key moments for Danny Willett nothing, of course, will compare to the 13 sublime days in the spring when his wife gave birth to their first child and then he won the Masters.

But what happened last Friday felt like a game-changer, all the same.

On the face of it, the news was straightforward enough, with the announcement Willett was pulling out of the World Cup of Golf in Australia next week, citing long-standing concerns about his back. What’s so game-changing about that, given golfers pull out of tournaments all the time?

Danny Willett has withdrawn from the World Cup to avoid aggravating his back problem

This one was different because this was clearly Willett drawing a line in the sand and saying: ‘Enough. I want my life back.’

You might have noticed the addition of the odd tournament here and there during the summer, as the…


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