Danny Willett claimed his first piece of major silverware at last year’s Masters with a five-under-par 67 as current holder Jordan Spieth fell short of getting his hands on the Green Jacket during the final round.
The Yorkshire man became the first British winner of the Masters in 20 years despite Spieth leading by five shots on the 10th.
As the American let six shots slide at the final hole, he finished the tournament with one-over 73, levelling on points with Lee Westwood in second.
Willett’s aim going into this year’s Masters was to maintain his title but after a disastrous start, it seems the 29-year-old is facing an uphill battle in order to achieve that target.
Day one saw Willett open his account with a double bogey at the first and a bogey at the second. However, the reigning champion picked himself up, claiming birdies at hole three and 10 before recording an eagle at 13. Despite a clear chance to finish the day under par, a three-putt at the final hole meant he finished with a 73 (1+).
It was his performance on the second day that really grabbed the headlines, however, and it was his second shot at the first hole that had people talking.
It was a shanked shot from Willett which ultimately sent the ball into the pines on the right side of the fairway
Video: Willett’s awful shot
His third shot saw the ball roll over the green before a chipped effort failed to return to the putting surface, rolling back down the slope during his fourth attempt.
It kept getting worse for the Brit as his fifth shot saw the ball dribble off the front of the green before chipping his sixth shot six feet away from the hole.
It was now his seventh attempt of the round but yet again, he missed the target. It was undoubtedly a round to forget for Willett but he did finish it off during his eighth shot, finishing with quadruple-bogey, meaning he is now five over par for the tournament.
Willett now faces a challenging task if he wants to make the cut for the final rounds and if he fails, he will become the first current Master’s holder to miss out since Mike Weir back in 2004.