Danny Willett Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Abhijeet Modi
Jan 31, 2024 By Abhijeet Modi
Originally Published on May 14, 2022
Discover all the fun facts about Danny Willett, his birthday, net worth, and more.
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About Danny Willett

Danny Willett is an English Golfer who plays professionally on the European tour.
Daniel John Willett is the full name of Danny Willett. Daniel is the winner of the 2016 Masters Tournament.
Born on October 3, 1987, Danny Willett is the second Englishman who has achieved the feat and won at Augusta National, the only European to do that. Danny is married to Nicole Willett. Danny Willett is a golf world star performer on the European Tour, PGA Tour, and World Golf Championships.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Danny Willett’s net worth?

Danny Willett earned most of his income from playing professional golf. Danny earned a fortune of around $2 Million.

How much does Danny Willett earn per year?

Danny Willett has been earning his fortune by playing golf for many years now. He has played amateur as well as professional games. It is challenging to estimate Danny Willett's annual income.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Danny Willett?

Danny Willett is a strong athlete, and he is nearly 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) tall.

How old is Danny Willett?

Daniel Willett was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, on October 3, 1987. He celebrated his 34th birthday in 2021.

Childhood And Education

Daniel Willett was born and brought up in Sheffield, Yorkshire. On October 3, 1987, Daniel John was born to Swedish mother Elisabet and Steve Willett. Danny Willet's father was a vicar at the Church of England, and his mother was a math teacher. Besides, Danny once stated that his father was one of the best sports psychologists he has ever known. Danny Willett also has three siblings. Willett is the eldest of all. His brother Peter Willett was once part of a controversy for which Danny had to apologize later.
Danny Willett mentioned in an interview that he started playing golf practice in a sheep pasture. He and his brothers used to play a par three course in the middle of a sheep field. Later on in his youth, Willert became a Birley Wood Golf Club member.
Willett received his scholarship at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. While he was at JSU in 2006, he was Freshman of the Year in the Ohio Valley Conference. Danny was an All-OVC performer and was first at it. He was even a member of both seasons of OVC's All-Tournament Team. Danny Willett also competed at Royal County Down in the Walker Cup of 2007.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Danny Willett’s partner?

Nicole Harris married Danny Willett in the year 2013. She adopted his family name and is now known as Nicole Willett. They both live in Rotherham with their family. Willett couple welcomed their first son in 2016, just before he won his Masters. Their son welcomed his sibling in the year 2018.

Career And Professional Highlights

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Willett started playing professionally in May 2008. He qualified for school and earned the 2009 season's European tour.
In the 2009 inaugural Race to Dubai, Willett finished at 58th with top-10s eight times. In 2010 Danny Willett won 1,90,800 euros when he was challenged for the BMW PGA championship. Willett was part of the top 100 Official World Golf Rankings. Later in 2010, he was ranked 23rd in the Order of Merit.
2011 was not a very successful year, yet his rank managed to be 91st in the Order. June 2012 was marked Willett's first European Tour victory in Cologne. The same year he collected a place ranked second in Omega European Masters. Lindrick Golf Club has Willett as an active member.
Willett secured the third position at Maybank Malaysian Open and was 23rd in Order of Merit in the final. Later in 2013 and 2014, Willett led European players on the European tour. In 2015, he secured 25th rank in The Race to Dubai.
Willett grabbed another win at Nedbank Golf Challenge and secured third place at WGC-Cadillac Match Play.
In 2015, Danny got a temporary PGA Tour membership. Willett got his first major championship win at Augusta National in April 2016 Masters Tournament. 2016 was not just a major championship win for Danny Willett but also is collected as a very successful season. In the same year, Danny Willett did not exactly win but secured third place in the BMW PGA Tour, and because of his performance, he was selected for the 2016 Ryder Cup.
Danny's brother Peter Willett stirred controversy when there was an article on the news before Danny Willett's debut in Ryder Cup. Danny Willett later apologized for his brother's statement about the American player's egos.
Danny Willett did not perform very well in the Ryder Cup. Danny lost in many matches. In the 2017 Maybank Championship in Malaysia, Danny Willett got his first win since the Masters, European Tour, and PGA Tour. Later in 2017, Danny Willett had withdrawn first three tournaments due to his back injury; he had to give up on his PGA Tour privileges.
In November 2018, Willett won DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. This victory was worth $1,333,330 and was part of the Rolex Series.
Danny Willett ranked again in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking when he won the European tour in the year 2019.
The 2019-2020 season was a bit short as the world was facing the COVID-19 crisis. Yet Danny Willett was one of the top-10 at Rocket Mortage Classic.
In March of 2021, Danny was the top-10 record holder at Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship. Willett hosted an event named Belfred British Masters at The Belfry. Richard Bland won this event.
Willett won Alfred Dunhill Links Championship by two shots in the year 2021. Willett won, staying ahead of Joakim Lagergren and Tyrrell Hatton.

Charity Work

Danny Willett hosted a tournament for prostate cancer in the UK. The 2022 Betfred British Masters was the official charity for his cause.
In the 2016 tournament, Willett was the winner and decided to support his fellow John Brownless, who raised money for cancer after being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004.
Willett also spreads awareness regarding the same through his social media handles like Twitter. He started this #BetfredBritishMasters and used his fame to create more awareness for the cause.

What awards has Danny Willett won?

Willett has won awards both as an amateur as well as a professional.
In 2007, Danny won the 'English Amateur Championship' and 'Yorkshire Amateur.' Later in 2008, Danny was the number one amateur in the world in March. Also, he won the 'Australian Amateur Stroke Play Championship' and the ‘Spanish International Amateur Championship.’
Danny was the winner of the PGA Tour in 2016, named the Masters Tournament. Willett won eight times on European Tour in the year 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 twice, 2018, 2019, and 2021 for the following tournaments 'BMW International Open', 'Nedbank Challenge,' 'Omega European Masters,' 'Omega Dubai Desert Classic,' and Master Tournament for the year 2016, 'DP World Tour Championship' in Dubai, BMW PGA championship and lastly 'Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.'

Danny Willett’s Hobbies And Interests

Willett supports Premier League Club, Liverpool, as he is a huge football or soccer fan.

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