M
SM
Collect News Data
/esi/1339/6_A_7_361795_0/index.html?art_id=361795&ESI

Danny Willett camping a mile away from Pebble Beach ahead of US Open

:Headline: Danny Willett camping a mile away from Pebble Beach ahead of US Open:
The former Masters champion has rented an RV to stay close to Pebble Beach.
PA | 14d

No player is better placed to win the US Open in terms of form than Rory McIlroy following his commanding victory in the Canadian Open on Sunday.

But when it comes to the best place to be based for the third major of the season at Pebble Beach, former Masters champion Danny Willett may just have found the ideal solution.

"We've got ourselves parked a mile away, right on the Cypress Point peninsula in a little RV (recreational vehicle)," Willett told Press Association Sport.

That statistic overlooks his superb victory in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai in November but does offer further proof that 18 months of injuries and poor form appear to be firmly behind the former world number nine.

"I haven't played lots of golf so it's nice to get into a run of a few events in a row," the 31-year-old added. "Memorial turned out to be a really good week, and Canada the same kind of thing.

"It was nice to have a couple of nice results in the run-up to a major. In the past, I've liked to just do the majors on their own, but for getting game-ready and in a better place for scoring, I think a couple in a row might help that.

"We've had a lot of top 25s so far this year, just not quite pressed on. If you take Rory out of it last week we've finished five back from second so we're getting close and will just keep on doing what we're doing and see what's on the horizon."

Willett has never played Pebble Beach before but is expecting a typical US Open test with thick rough surrounding narrow fairways on a 7,075-yard layout which is short by modern standards, although the course's small greens are one of its main defences.

Willett revealed that, after a number of controversies over course set-up in recent years, tournament organisers, the USGA, are keeping them well-watered – for now at least.

"US Open rough is always synonymous with being a bit ridiculous and from what I've seen on Twitter it's the same this week, but at least it's not like that while having to hit four irons in," Willett added.

Pebble Beach is renowned for its tough rough. (David J. Phillip/AP))

"In my head, this is back to old-school US Opens where the fairways are going to be nipped in certain areas, the greens are going to be firm, the weather's set to be pure all week.

"We've already had a text through saying they are going to syringe the greens, make sure they stay watered because the weather has been so good.

"But then come Thursday you can see the sprinklers being turned off and the course changing like it always does."



body check tags ::
amp_article_361795 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2019-06-12 10:32:26:
html db last update - 2019-06-24 22:27:34 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html

Click here for more stories about Danny Willett

Share this article now:

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Recommended Next on SM
McGinley backing Woods to hit top form at US Open
Report: Spurs agree £65m fee for Ndombele
Hannah Green wins Women's PGA Championship

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.