Danny Willett eyeing more Majors after Masters win

Danny Willett eyeing more Majors after Masters win

Danny Willett was due to return home to the UK today after his memorable Masters triumph - and has Rory McIlroy's majors tally in his sights.

The 28-year-old, who capitalised on champion Jordan Spieth's slip to land his first major on Sunday night, was expected to land at Manchester Airport this morning.

He arrives home having become the first European to win the Masters since 1999 and only the second English player to receive a green jacket.

A flawless closing 67 at Augusta capitalised on a shocking collapse from defending champion Spieth, who was five shots clear with nine holes remaining, and Willett's manager believes the success will not be a one off.

Andrew 'Chubby' Chandler said: "Winning the Masters is the start of the journey, not the end of the journey. Danny thinks he can get to number one in the world. He won't be distracted. He knows just exactly what he's trying to do.

"Danny can to get to number one in the world without any doubt and I think he can win another major this year. The one thing about him is that his game is suited to all the courses.

"He knows exactly how many majors Rory (McIlroy) has won and he will want to get up there and past Rory's tally. If you take Tiger (Woods) out, what is the next best tally of majors among current players? Phil Mickeslon with five.

"At the end of the day Danny can become one of the greats of his time, and I would not be surprised if he is."

Willett was already ranked 19th in the world at the end of 2015, but Chandler revealed the lengths the former world amateur number one is prepared to go to in order to achieve success.

"Over Christmas he had his blood tested and he had his sweat tested just to get everything right," Chandler added. "You know when you have somebody that wants to be good.

"He had his trainer here (in Augusta) and he's got a terrible back, so once a month he has a check-up, and then he goes on and does his thing properly. He works so hard in the gym. Partly because of his back and because he wants to. So he will be here for long time.

"He lives his life unbelievably well and he deserves everything he gets. He doesn't use a psychologist as he said he talks to his dad (Steve, a Sheffield vicar) and that's what he does. He just does the right thing and he thinks if he does that, he is not going to go too far wrong."

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