Golf: Danny Willett to represent Team GB in Rio Olympics

Danny Willett will represent Team GB in this summer's Olympics in Rio
Danny Willett will represent Team GB in this summer's Olympics in Rio
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Masters champion Danny Willett and Justin Rose have been confirmed as Team GB's representatives for this summer's Olympics.

Willett, who won his first major at Augusta in April, is relishing the prospect of becoming an Olympian.

"It will be a huge honour to represent Team GB at the Olympics," he said.

"It comes at a busy point in our year so I'm hoping to be playing well going into it. I'm really looking forward to it."

Scotland's Solheim Cup stalwart Catriona Matthew and Kettering's Charley Hull will contest the women's competition.

"It's brilliant to be able to bring new faces into Team GB in a sport that has not appeared at the Games for over a century," said Team GB's chef de mission Mark England.

"Britain has a fantastic tradition in the sport and I know the team are excited to be part of a new experience for this generation of golfers.

"In Justin, Danny, Catriona and Charley we also have a team capable of doing great things in Rio next month."

For Matthew selection fulfils a long-time ambition.

"Ever since golf made it into the Olympics it's been an aim of mine to make the team and I'm both happy and relieved that I've been included," said the 46-year-old.