Masters winner Danny Willett gets vote of support from Sheffield politicians

Master champion Danny Willett, of England, waves after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Master champion Danny Willett, of England, waves after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Politicians have added their voices to those praising Sheffield’s Masters winner Danny Willett.

Sheffield Heeley MP Louise Haigh said she would table an early day motion following Danny’s victory last night (Sunday, April 10).

Louise Haigh MP outside Parliament

Louise Haigh MP outside Parliament

The motion will say: “That this House congratulates Mr Danny Willett on his remarkable victory at the US Masters in Augusta; commends Mr Willett for his steely determination under pressure; notes that he is the first Sheffielder, the second Englishman and only the fourth Briton to win the US Masters; welcomes this golden age for Sheffield sport and notes that in Jamie Vardy, Danny Willett and Joe Root, Sheffielders are dominating UK sport; and recognises that their success will be an inspiration for people across Yorkshire and the UK.”

Colin Ross, leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Sheffield Council, said: “Danny Willet has done Sheffield proud and his success on the world’s stage last night shows Sheffield at its best.

“Willet should be recognised by the city for this outstanding achievement. As a minimum he should be given a star on the Sheffield Walk of Fame but his achievement would merit freedom of the city.”

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