Willett joins Callaway team

Yorkshireman plays RAZR Hawk Tour driver

Bob Warters's picture
Tue, 22 Feb 2011
Willett joins Callaway team

Danny Willett (23), a former World No. 1 amateur, has joined Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Alvaro Quiros as a Callaway golf staff player.

The Sheffield-based Englishman, is in his second full season as a professional and has already impressed with second place in the 2010 Alfred Dunhill Links and third in the Austrian Open, finishing 23rd in the Race to Dubai.

Willett, a chirpy Yorkshireman with Sam Torrance's experienced ex-caddie, Malcolm Mason on his bag, enjoyed an incredible amateur career that included appearances in the Walker Cup and wins at the English and Yorkshire Amateur Championships in 2007. He qualified through European Tour School in 2009 and posted eight top-10s during his rookie season.

“It’s exciting to join a brand producing major winners and Ryder Cup players and  I’m already enjoying the new Callaway products and have craftsmen like Roger Cleveland fine-tuning my irons and wedges,” he said.

Says Neil Howie, President of Callaway Golf Europe, Middle East and Africa: “Danny is a very talented and exciting prospect who is in tune with younger golfers and brings a huge amount of enthusiasm and energy to Callaway. I believe Callaway equipment will help Danny build on a superb 2010 season and propel him up the world rankings.”

What's in Danny Willett's bag

Driver: RAZR Hawk Tour (9.5 degrees with RIP 60 X shaft)
Fairway metal: Diablo Octane Tour (18 deg with Aldila VS 70 X shaft)
Hybrid: RAZR Tour (21 deg with Project X HC1 shaft)
Irons (3-9): X Forged 2009, (X100 Superlite shaft)
Wedges: X Forged Vintage ( 52, 56, 60 degrees with X100 Superlite shaft)
Putter: Odyssey Black Series Tour Design No.5, (34in shaft)
Ball: Tour i(z)
Cap and clothing: Callaway