Who Is Danny Willett's Coach?

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Who currently coaches the 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett? Here we take a look.

Who Is Danny Willett's Coach?

Danny Willett has produced a number of huge victories throughout his career, including several European Tour titles, a Ryder Cup appearance and the 2016 Masters.

But like most great players, success is also down to a strong team support along the way, and with the Englishman, it's no different.

So, just who is Willett's coach? We take a look here.

Who Is Danny Willett's Coach?

Canadian, Sean Foley, has been Willett's coach since 2017.

Having previously worked with the likes of Tiger Woods and Justin Rose, Foley started coaching Willett at the PGA Championship in 2017.

Speaking to National Club Golfer about Foley, Willett said: "I really like his charisma and his energy and we’ve spoken about the swing over the years."

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After winning the Masters in 2016, Willett endured a two and a half year winless run, which saw him suffer numerous lower back and shoulder injuries and a drop down the world rankings to well outside the top 400.

But, after joining forces with Foley in late 2017, Willett returned to winning ways, claiming an emotional victory at the DP World Tour Championship in 2018, and then the 2019 BMW PGA Championship.

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After his win in 2018, Willett credited Foley, saying: "We set out to be pain-free and we would then put the golfing after that. We sat down and talked a lot about being around for the next 20, 25 years, and moving in a way that was going to allow me to do that.

"Regardless of the golf shots we were hitting on the course, as long as the movement wasn't hurting, we could always curtail those swings and the ball flight and the moves and get it back in play. You can't keep doing it if it's hurting, making a lot of compensation."

Before Foley, Willett had been coached by Pete Cowen and Mike Walker, who had been with the Englishman since 2014.

After finishing last at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in August 2017 though, Willett parted ways with the duo.

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Willett and Cowen at the Open Championship in 2016. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Whilst working with Cowen and Walker, Willett claimed five European Tour victories and the coveted 'Green Jacket.'

Speaking to the Telegraph Sport, Cowen said: “Danny decided he wanted a fresh pair of eyes and now he’s working with Sean. There’s been no falling out and we wish him all the best. We had some good times together and, I think it’s fair to say, he was quite successful in those times.”

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Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x