Willett enjoys opening round

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Danny Willett opened his Omega European Masters account with a superb five-under-par 65 at Crans-sur-Sierre.

Coming off a promising performance at the Open Championship in Scotland, the 27-year-old sits at tied for third, two strokes behind leader Gregory Havret.

The Englishman, however, admitted he was feeling slightly fatigued before his tee off at the European Masters.

“I was a bit tired when I arrived because it was a long week at St Andrews, but I’m feeling good now,” he told europeantour.com

Finishing the round with five birdies and an eagle, the Sheffield-born golfer thought he was playing similar to the way he did at St Andrews but states that due to the altitude in Switzerland there were some changes to be made regarding his swing.

“I hit it nicely last week and that was the case again today; I had a few adjustments to make because of the altitude here and the round flowed nicely once we got going.”

Willett hopes that his good run of form can carry him over the line and record a third European tour win to his name.

The once number one ranked amateur in the world is counting on his family’s support and hopes to have more ‘fun’ at Crans-Montana.

“It’s a good fun golf course, and a good fun week. I’ve got my family here with me, so it’s been a nice week off the course and, so far, a nice week on it as well. Long may it continue.”

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