Willett goes back to basics with roast beef Masters dinner

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By his own admission, Danny Willett has struggled to adapt to being a major victor.

"I feel so fortunate that I have been able to play many majors in a row and given myself a lot of chances".

"You've got to realise it's a very, very small percentage unfortunately of people that aren't very positive about things", Willett told Press Association Sport.

The state of Alabama is well represented at the 2017 Masters at Augusta National, with defending champion Danny Willett (who played at Jacksonville State), former University of Alabama golfer Justin Thomas and former Auburn Tiger Jason Dufner all competing. You've climbed Everest and you've put your flag in.

The start of The Masters is just a day away.

The 29-year-old pulled of a shock to claim the Green Jacket last year after Jordan Spieth's back-nine implosion during his final round.

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Willett suffered a dreaded shank on the 445-yard par four on his way to a quadruple-bogey eight, having carded a double-bogey six there in his opening 73.

The mistake was eventually rectified by tournament officials and Garcia, who has 22 top-10 finishes in majors without a win, also bogeyed the 13th before picking up shots on the 15th and 17th in a 71. "You get a little bit of outward pressure", Willett said.

He went on: "We're on the first tee on Thursday morning and there's millions of people watching, and if you don't hit it good, a million people see you hit it poorly and it's not nice".

From an awkward stance on the edge of a fairway bunker on the first, Willett shanked his second shot into the trees, from where he executed a good escape shot which ran just off the left-hand side of the green. "I've always said, as long as the work ethic stays good, you keep ticking your boxes, then it's only a matter of time", he added.

Willett believes last year's experience will help him this week. He'll be paired with Matt Kuchar and Curtis Luck for the first two rounds.

"You're not going to have to hit flawless golf shots". "It was two bad breaks because the wind then caught me out on the putt as well and made it go uphill. I'm sure that he's been practising".

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