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Danny Willett's Dad Used To Help Him Skip School To Play Golf

Danny Willett's Dad Used To Help Him Skip School To Play Golf

What a day for Danny Willett and his family. A Masters champion and a new baby all in the same week. You'd think Willett's parents must be proud.

In fact, we obviously know that after they appeared on BBC Radio 4 to talk about Danny's childhood. They mentioned how Danny's dad stopped playing golf with him when he was 12 and outdriving his father by 70 yards. It was too embarrassing apparently.

But they always knew that Willett could end up being a professional golfer, and his father actively tried to do everything he could to help him - including skipping school. According to Danny's dad:

Every Wednesday, my wife used to argue with me, I'd take him to a golf club, drop him off, pick him up at eight o'clock at night and get told off for keeping him off school.

Naturally, the radio host seemed sceptical and turned to his wife for confirmation.

It's true. He [Danny's dad] used to write the most appalling excuses for school. He used to say "Danny wasn't in school today, but he's here today". That used to be it for years and years. But the PE department, the better he [Danny] got, the more they supported him - so the school in the end was fantastic.

You can listen to the interview here:


See Also: Watch: Jordan Spieth Presenting Danny Willett With The Green Jacket Was All Kinds Of Awkward

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