Worksop the new home of golf, at least for a few weeks, thanks to Lindrick Masters

Danny Willett, right, of England, is congratulated by Lee Westwood, of England, on the 18th hole following his final round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Danny Willett, right, of England, is congratulated by Lee Westwood, of England, on the 18th hole following his final round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Worksop is the new home of golf, at least for a few weeks, after Danny Willett and Lee Westwood secured a remarkable one-two finish at The Masters.

Both champion Willett and joint runner-up Westwood are members at Lindrick Golf Club, along with Matthew Fitzpatrick who finished with a share of seventh.

Willett, who lives at Lindrick, became a father for the first time on 29th March, and 12 days later became the first Englishman to receive the green jacket at Augusta National since Nick Faldo in 1996.

In a thrilling final round he shot a flawless five-under-par 67 to pip friend Westwood and American rival Jordan Spieth by two shots.

Sunday’s play was made all the more dramatic by Spieth’s late collapse, last year’s champion starting the day three under and powering his way to seven under by the turn.

At that stage he was five shots clear of Willett, but disaster was just around the corner, dropping a shot at both the 10th and 11th before finding the water twice on 12.

A quadruple bogey for the 22-year-old Texan was compounded by Willett’s strong finish, the vicar’s son from Sheffield making birdie at 16 and pars at 17 and 18, ending his tournament five under.

For Worksop’s former world number one Westwood, an eagle at 15 when he chipped in beautifully dragged him into contention for a first ever major title.

But he bogeyed 16 and couldn’t pick up shots at either of the last two holes, settling for a tie for second with Spieth and evidence that there’s life in the 42-year-old yet – despite a tough couple of years on and off the course.

Celebrating his victory, Willett struggled to put into words how he felt: “You talk about fate and everything that goes with it and it’s just been a crazy, crazy week.

“You can’t really describe the emotions you’re feeling.”

The third member of Lindrick’s famous trio, Fitzpatrick, also shot a 67 on Sunday to shoot back up the leaderboard into seventh, level par for the tournament and guaranteed an invite for next year’s Masters.