BMW PGA: Danny Willett’s amazing escape from the trees explained by Andrew Coltart
Danny Willett played one of the shots of the BMW PGA Championship on day three at Wentworth, and Andrew Coltart explains what made his wonder shot at the 15th so special.
Willett spent all of the third round jostling for the lead with playing partner Jon Rahm, but the Englishman looked set to run up a big number at the 15th when he pulled his drive a long way left, his ball weaving through the pines and coming perilously close to going out-of-bounds.
Forced to take a penalty drop close to a fence, Willett still had 240 yards to the pin with his third to the par-four, and needed to thread his long-iron through a gap in the trees with a hint of fade to have any hope of getting near the green.
But he nailed the shot perfectly, and his ball not only got near the green, it chased up onto the putting surface and missed the hole by a matter of inches before coming to rest 15 feet beyond the pin.
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