Golf star Danny Willett is to get a civic reception and a star on Sheffield’s Legends Walk of Fame following his victory at The Masters.
Sheffield Council announced yesterday that they plan to honour Danny after he won The Masters golf competition on Sunday, becoming the second Englishman to win the competition after Sir Nick Faldo.
Danny, 28, who grew up in Hackenthorpe but now lives in Worksop, learned to play golf on courses around the city.
Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Coun Talib Hussain, said: “I would like to say a huge congratulations to Danny Willett on behalf of the city of Sheffield.
“We are incredibly proud of Danny’s achievements, especially considering he started his golfing career on one of our council golf courses.
“The council plans to hold a civic reception in his honour, and award him a star on Sheffield’s famous Legends Walk of Fame alongside other remarkable sons and daughters of this great city from Sir Michael Palin, to Jessica Ennis-Hill, to Helen Sharman.
“We think after all he has achieved, he deserves the accolade of legend.”