Danny Willett wins the BMW PGA Championship - WITB

Danny Willett won his 7th European Tour title by claiming the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

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Mon, 23 Sep 2019

After three days of perfect weather at Wentworth Club, Sunday proved to be a true test as the rain arrived to cause problems during the final round of another epic BMW PGA Championship, but Danny Willett held his nerve to win his seventh European Tour title.

Willett put together a fantastic performance during his final round to win by three shots, as he battled the weather, an injury problem and a hungry Jon Rahm who tested him all the way.

The Englishman got off to a perfect start to take the lead over Rahm early in the round and a a few other names gave it there all to try and close the gap on Willett, with the likes of Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Billy Horschel and Patrick Reed climbing the leaderboard with low-scoring final rounds.

It was a huge victory for Willett, who hasn't won since last November when he claimed the Dubai DP World Tour Championship. The 2016 Masters champion was overjoyed to win an event in front of a hoem crowd.

"This has been a fairytale week for me," said Willett. "To win on home soil really has been amazing for me.

"This course produces fantastic winners and it's an honour and a privilege to put my name alongside theirs."

Rahm, who was making his debut at Wentworth last week, was keen to emulate his Spanish heroes in Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal as a Spanish winner at Wentworth, but the 24-year-old couldn't keep up with Willett who looked in the best form we have seen him in for a long time.

Danny Willett - What's in the bag of the BMW PGA champion?

- Callaway Rogue Driver | 10.5˚ | Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana W-Series 60X shaft

- Callaway Rogue Fairway | 15˚ | Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana W-Series 70X shaft

- Callaway 2018 X Forged UT | 2-4 iron | True Temper Dynamic Gold SuperLite X100 shaft

- Callaway 2018 X Forged Irons | 5-9 | True Temper Dynamic Gold SuperLite X100 shaft

- Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Wedges | 48˚, 54˚ & 58˚ | True Temper Dynamic Gold shaft

- Odyssey StrokeLab Tuttle Putter

- Callaway Chrome Soft X Ball

 

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