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Danny Willett worst major champion ever?


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#1 Arpeggi

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:13 PM

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:14 PM

no because he had other success before winning a major but damn has his game fallen off

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:16 PM

View PostArpeggi, on 15 June 2017 - 12:13 PM, said:

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lol no.  That award goes to Shaun Micheel
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:18 PM

Can think of a few worse.
Sure, he's not great tee to green being a hands and arms player, but Masters = Chipping and putting.
He hardly turns his torso. (typical English woodland\heathland golfer ;) ) .
Don't like his behaviour on the course but he's got heart and bottle and he'll be back.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:19 PM

There are plenty of guys throughout history who have won a major and then not really done much else.  It's called getting hot.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:23 PM

Still trying to get mileage off hating Danny Willett because of what his brother said about American golf fans?
There are a lot of one time major championship winners.
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:28 PM

View Postcgm808, on 15 June 2017 - 12:19 PM, said:

There are plenty of guys throughout history who have won a major and then not really done much else.  It's called getting hot.
Agreed - and why majors are totally overrated. (IMHO) .

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:34 PM

I'm at the US Open today.  He warmed up on the far end of the range by himself.  His body language said I'm miserable

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:34 PM

View Postjgonz69, on 15 June 2017 - 12:23 PM, said:

Still trying to get mileage off hating Danny Willett because of what his brother said about American golf fans?
There are a lot of one time major championship winners.

I feel for danny.

But he should kick his bro in the noots.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:50 PM

The word worst should not be used when discussing Major champions

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:21 PM

Who is Michael Campbell?

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:28 PM

View Postcallawayjay, on 15 June 2017 - 01:21 PM, said:

Who is Michael Campbell?

His 05 season automatically removes him from this discussion.

He had 3 top tens in majors that year, beat Tiger to win one.

8 Euro tour wins and a world matchplay title.

Plenty of major champs with worse resumes than his IMO.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:33 PM

View PostMcgeeno, on 15 June 2017 - 01:28 PM, said:

View Postcallawayjay, on 15 June 2017 - 01:21 PM, said:

Who is Michael Campbell?

His 05 season automatically removes him from this discussion.

He had 3 top tens in majors that year, beat Tiger to win one.

8 Euro tour wins and a world matchplay title.

Plenty of major champs with worse resumes than his IMO.
I think that's why he gets my vote, and the fact he is totally irrelevant now says wonders.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:38 PM

Danny has not played well since the Masters (and having his first child) but the guy was top 10 in the world golf rankings and has won several times on euro tour. Guy hasn't even turned 30 yet. He's struggling but this thread is ridiculous.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:45 PM

Todd Hamilton?


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:08 PM

View Postjgonz69, on 15 June 2017 - 12:23 PM, said:

Still trying to get mileage off hating Danny Willett because of what his brother said about American golf fans?
There are a lot of one time major championship winners.

It's unfortunate that his brother brought so much negative press.   Some people will hold those words against him for the rest of his career.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:08 PM

View Postnohny noke, on 15 June 2017 - 01:45 PM, said:

Todd Hamilton?

Legend in Japan though.

Micheel wins this debate because he hasn't won anywhere else ever. Willet has won several times in Europe, so while he's not great, at least he had a resume.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:13 PM

In music, a one hit wonder does not make the song any less awesome. Willett was freaking amazing.
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:15 PM

View Postjslane57, on 15 June 2017 - 02:13 PM, said:

In music, a one hit wonder does not make the song any less awesome. Willett was freaking amazing.

Willett backed into that win.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:17 PM

View PostBurt Chance, on 15 June 2017 - 12:16 PM, said:

View PostArpeggi, on 15 June 2017 - 12:13 PM, said:

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lol no.  That award goes to Shaun Micheel

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:18 PM

View PostThrillhouse, on 15 June 2017 - 02:15 PM, said:

View Postjslane57, on 15 June 2017 - 02:13 PM, said:

In music, a one hit wonder does not make the song any less awesome. Willett was freaking amazing.

Willett backed into that win.

Most of the names that will end up in this thread won because the guy that was supposed to win collapsed and they didn't
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:22 PM

View Postrcain1us, on 15 June 2017 - 02:18 PM, said:

View PostThrillhouse, on 15 June 2017 - 02:15 PM, said:

View Postjslane57, on 15 June 2017 - 02:13 PM, said:

In music, a one hit wonder does not make the song any less awesome. Willett was freaking amazing.

Willett backed into that win.

Most of the names that will end up in this thread won because the guy that was supposed to win collapsed and they didn't

Yup

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:29 PM

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:51 PM

Who is Steve jones to block?

Edited by callawayjay, 15 June 2017 - 02:52 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:53 PM

Unless I'm not remembering correctly, it's Willett without a doubt.  

Guys like Hamilton, Micheel, Immelman, etc. all held the lead on Sunday and had to feel some of that Sunday pressure to keep the lead and not fall apart.  At #10 on Sunday, I think Spieth had a 7 stroke lead and Willett was 3 groups ahead and just able to fire at pins to birdie 13 and 14 - made par on 15, birdied 16, and pared 17 and 18.  He never had to make a real pressure shot, bu I won't discount a 67 on Sunday at Augusta (too much).


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:10 PM

View PostThrillhouse, on 15 June 2017 - 02:15 PM, said:

View Postjslane57, on 15 June 2017 - 02:13 PM, said:

In music, a one hit wonder does not make the song any less awesome. Willett was freaking amazing.

Willett backed into that win.

Shooting 67 on Sunday is not backing into a major win. He birdied 3 of the last 6 holes and won.
That's why the tourney is 72 holes long.

Edited by cwglum, 15 June 2017 - 03:12 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:15 PM

View Postcwglum, on 15 June 2017 - 03:10 PM, said:

View PostThrillhouse, on 15 June 2017 - 02:15 PM, said:

View Postjslane57, on 15 June 2017 - 02:13 PM, said:

In music, a one hit wonder does not make the song any less awesome. Willett was freaking amazing.

Willett backed into that win.

Shooting 67 on Sunday is not backing into a major win. He birdied 3 of the last 6 holes and won.
That's why the tourney is 72 holes long.

Yes it is.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:20 PM

He forced Jordan to dump 2 in the drink, legend.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:28 PM

View Postjslane57, on 15 June 2017 - 02:13 PM, said:

In music, a one hit wonder does not make the song any less awesome. Willett was freaking amazing.

Yeah, the song can be awesome, but we're talking about the performer here.  

One hit/major does not an awesome musician/golfer make.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:50 PM

I'd gladly accept the mantle of 'greatest one time major winner'.   Better to be a 'has been' than a 'never was'.



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