By Mark Lamport-Stokes AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Englishman Danny Willett took advantage of a shocking back-nine meltdown by defending champion and runaway leader Jordan Spieth to win his first major title by three shots at the Masters on Sunday. Three strokes behind the pacesetting Spieth going into the final round at Augusta National, an ice-cool Willett closed with a five-under-par 67 to end a 17-year title drought by European golfers at the year’s opening major. Willett, a four-times winner on the European Tour competing in his second Masters, birdied three of the last six holes to cap off a bogey-free display in sun-bathed but cool conditions and post a five-under total of 283.
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Willett made par at No. 18 to finish with a 3-under-par 33 total on the back nine. He joins Nick Faldo as the only two Englishmen to ever win the Masters. Willett, meanwhile, was going in the opposite direction. Playing a couple groups ahead of Spieth, Willett birdied the 13th and 14th holes and was in the lead at 4-under. He added another birdie at the But on March 30, the s weled son, Zachariah James, to the world, and with his wife’s blessing, flew across the pond and teed it up in his second . Tags: danny, willett, wins, masters, Danny Willett (-5) wins the Danny -5 under par the 2016 epic collapse from Jordan Speith on the 12th hole. Golf Danny the and a Green Jacket! UK England's Danny Danny Pulls Off Upset at the | The Englishman walked away with a victory a collapse by Jordan Speith. SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://ww