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Danny Willett worst major champion ever?


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#31 Petunia Sprinkle

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:54 PM

They all beat a bunch of people who were supposed to be good.


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 04:04 PM

View Posttoddnt, on 15 June 2017 - 01:33 PM, said:

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.
What??? Cambo had a fine career for crying out load! He's just retired as that's what happens when you get older...so all what he did from 93 to about 2006ish is irrelevant??  Wish I was that irrelevant

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 05:03 PM

View PostHawkeye03, on 15 June 2017 - 02:08 PM, said:

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.

In his brothers defense it was very funny.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 05:13 PM

View PostTheYipS, on 15 June 2017 - 05:03 PM, said:

View PostHawkeye03, on 15 June 2017 - 02:08 PM, said:

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.

In his brothers defense it was very funny.

Yes. He should tweet such before every major and ryder cup.



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 05:13 PM

There are many one hit wonders in all walks of life.  Sometimes the stars just align.  Ask the guy that ones a Super Lotto 1 in 293,000,000 chance.  :D

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 06:08 PM

No. Prob that Curtis guy who took a British Open that one year. My pet peeve is the guys who come out of nowhere, have a little success, maybe win a tournament or two, golf media insists they're the next Big Thing, then they go into witness protection. Announcers drive me crazy with that ish.

Edited by youdamantiger, 15 June 2017 - 06:10 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 06:23 PM

To me it's still TBD. Still a pretty young guy. Give him a chance!
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 06:40 PM

Well Jason day may shoot a worse score than willett today, so there's that
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 06:51 PM

View Posttoc, on 15 June 2017 - 06:40 PM, said:

Well Jason day may shoot a worse score than willett today, so there's that

I didn't think this would be possible when I started this thread.
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:13 PM

View PostDivitsInTheGreen, on 15 June 2017 - 01:51 PM, said:

His game stinks right now. But it sure didn't last year in April. Right now though, if I was really on for a round he'd probably only beat me by 10-15. To keep it in perspective.


These guys are very good and if you played on a tough tour set up course you would be lucky to get within 30 strokes of him. Even if you played well and he played poorly.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:32 PM

View Posttoc, on 15 June 2017 - 06:40 PM, said:

Well Jason day may shoot a worse score than willett today, so there's that

As bad as Jason Day has been today, he still shot one less than Willett.  Puts in perspective just how bad Willett is at the moment.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:45 PM

View Postyoudamantiger, on 15 June 2017 - 06:08 PM, said:

No. Prob that Curtis guy who took a British Open that one year. My pet peeve is the guys who come out of nowhere, have a little success, maybe win a tournament or two, golf media insists they're the next Big Thing, then they go into witness protection. Announcers drive me crazy with that ish.
I don't believe you get into the field at The Masters from nowhere.
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:53 PM

Birdie Kim and Hillary Lunke might have it locked down as the worst major champions.  Shawn Micheel is a worse major champion than Danny Willett.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 08:45 PM

I'm sure Danny will commiserate with other guys like Mike Weir about how lousy they are every year at the Champion's dinner!  ;-)

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 08:47 PM

View PostCozdog, on 15 June 2017 - 07:32 PM, said:

View Posttoc, on 15 June 2017 - 06:40 PM, said:

Well Jason day may shoot a worse score than willett today, so there's that

As bad as Jason Day has been today, he still shot one less than Willett.  Puts in perspective just how bad Willett is at the moment.

The senior us open champ beat them both.

Edited by callawayjay, 15 June 2017 - 08:47 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 08:52 PM

He's the most forgettable Masters winner.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:16 AM

View PostFrankensteins Monster, on 15 June 2017 - 08:52 PM, said:

He's the most forgettable Masters winner.

Agree with that, he won't be the "worst" major champion winner but if he can't come out (especially at the Masters) and throw up a top 10, he will be lost in the shuffle.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:19 AM

View PostFrankensteins Monster, on 15 June 2017 - 08:52 PM, said:

He's the most forgettable Masters winner.

I'd put Trevor Immelman ahead of Willett in the forgettable stakes. Doesn't help that Immelman won what was possibly the most boring Masters of all time. Not his fault of course but it didn't help.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:24 AM

View Postnbg352, on 15 June 2017 - 12:50 PM, said:

The word worst should not be used when discussing Major champions

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 01:14 PM

WD for ole Danny boy.  Didn't see that one coming. Oh wait...

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 01:42 PM

View PostWolfWRX, on 16 June 2017 - 09:19 AM, said:

View PostFrankensteins Monster, on 15 June 2017 - 08:52 PM, said:

He's the most forgettable Masters winner.

I'd put Trevor Immelman ahead of Willett in the forgettable stakes. Doesn't help that Immelman won what was possibly the most boring Masters of all time. Not his fault of course but it didn't help.

Immelman is at least on TV. I don't see Willett on TV.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 02:01 PM

He's only 29, it's hard to deal with the added pressure of being a major champion. Lee Westwood didn't win a major, but went from top 10 in the world to outside the top 200 at that age, then came back to become World No 1. Stenson couldn't hit within 50 yards of the fairway off the tee at one point in his career.

Give him a while to get it back.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:37 PM

"""""back injury"""""

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:54 PM

Ben Hogan- what a hack!

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:12 PM

Cut Willett some slack people.

He is only 29 years old and is going through a tough patch in his young career.

I believe he will regain some consistency in the future.


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:25 PM

View PostiBanesto, on 16 June 2017 - 11:12 PM, said:

Cut Willett some slack people.

He is only 29 years old and is going through a tough patch in his young career.

I believe he will regain some consistency in the future.

Is that you Tiger.............?????? ;)

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 12:22 AM

View Postnohny noke, on 15 June 2017 - 03:28 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.

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

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

Try making a living being a musician. Having one hit is pretty awesome. On the other hand, there are many singer/song writers who have had multiple hits who are totally not awesome.
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 12:26 AM

Ever since his brother went all Jihad on Americans he is in the rubbish bin.  Bad idea.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 02:27 AM

Dislike me a ton of Willet, and his backing asswards into a major;  but it's easily Micheel.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 02:59 AM

View Postjay_dwight, on 17 June 2017 - 02:27 AM, said:

Dislike me a ton of Willet, and his backing asswards into a major;  but it's easily Micheel.

I know it's been pointed out regularly but how can shooting 67 on a Sunday and winning by 3 clear shots be described as 'backing into a major'?



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