Willett eyes a second Ryder Cup experience after clinching the BMW PGA Championship

Danny Willet analysing a shot
Danny Willett Credit: dannywillett.golf

Danny Willett has his sights set on making the 2020 Ryder Cup squad after securing his seventh European Tour victory.

The Yorkshireman last featured in the competition in 2016 but it was one to forget for the 28-year old as he didn’t win a single point as Europe came home empty handed after the USA won at Hazeltine.

A rejuvenated Willett has made a great start to his 2020 bid as winning the BMW PGA Championship meant he takes an immediate lead in the qualification process for the next Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. Wisconsin.

Hazletine Golf Club- Willett’s only appearance in a Ryder Cup

After winning the Masters in 2016, Willett’s form dipped massively which resulted in him missing the cut at Wentworth last year.

He tumbled down the golf rankings to 462nd leaving him with no chance of playing in the 2020 Ryder Cup.

Steven O’Connor, 28 has worked at the event for several years in partnership with Hilton and is delighted that Willett won and hopes he will be playing for Padraig Harrington’s men in Wisconsin.

Second hole Par 3 at Wentworth

Steven said: “It’s been three years since an Englishman won here so it’s great to see that Danny has won as he needed this massively because of the last two years he’s had.

“He’s had a great start to the Ryder Cup qualification process and hopefully he can continue his form as I would love to see him at the 2020 Ryder Cup for Europe.”

However, the seven time European Tour winner now needs to switch his focus to Scotland, where he will compete at the Dunhill Links next week hoping to emulate his form he had at the BMW PGA Championship.