Willett: I don’t really want to be out there

Danny Willett has admitted he's having a torrid time on the golf course at the moment, and doesn't really want to be playing.

It was just over six months ago that the Englishman claimed what is arguably golf's biggest prize – the Green Jacket – with his sensational Masters victory at Augusta.

But there's been precious little for Willett to get excited about since. Embroiled in controversy over an article written by his brother just before the start of the the Ryder Cup that was sharply critical of American spectators, the 29-year-old has also been struggling with his form.

On Sunday, Willett shot a disappointing four-over-par 75 in the final round of the Turkish Airlines Open to finish in a tie for 68th – failing to take advantage of the fact that Race to Dubai rivals Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson had both opted out of the first Final Series event.

Willett has only two worldwide top-10 finishes since his Masters victory in April, and his frustration was evident as he took to Twitter after a second-round 74 in Turkey on Friday:

After the final round, Willett again admitted he was in a bad place at the moment.

"It just comes and goes, couple of good days and a couple bad days," he told Alex Miceli. "To be honest I don't really want to be out there playing golf."

"It couldn't happen at a worst time," he added. "Things are just not going our way, nothing feels great."

Of course, Willett is hardly the first golfer to find himself in a bad place.

Sergio is no stranger to adversity either, and commiserated with the Masters champ on Twitter:

Willett has also dropped out of the top 10 in the world rankings for the first time since his Masters victory, so he certainly has work to do if he's to turn his fortunes around.