Sheffield’s Danny Willett undergoes surgery after suffering with appendicitis

Sheffield golfer Danny Willett has revealed he has undergone surgery after suffering with appendicitis.

By PA
Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 3:21 pm

The 33-year-old said in a post on his official Twitter account that the operation also removed a hernia.

Willett over the weekend played at the Memorial Tournament in Ohio, in which he ended up tied for 26th at even par.

On Tuesday the 2016 Masters champion tweeted a picture of himself in a hospital bed.

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And it was accompanied by a message that read: “So the pain that kept me awake most of Saturday night turned out to be appendicitis!

“Operation went well, also removed a hernia, add it to having Covid in March, wisdom tooth out in April…all in all, been a great year!”

Meanwhile, organisers of a proposed breakaway golf circuit believe their plans to launch in January 2023 are “entirely feasible”.

But no player will be asked to sign up to the £250million Premier Golf League (PGL) until fears over bans and world ranking points have been addressed.

Danny Willett of England plays his shot from the 18th tee during the first round of The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

A rival Saudi-backed Super Golf League (SGL) dominated the build-up to the recent US PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, with 48-year-old Lee Westwood admitting it would be a “no-brainer” to sign a multi-million pound contract at this stage of his career.

In contrast, Rory McIlroy reiterated his opposition and labelled the proposals a “money grab” similar to football’s European Super League which swiftly collapsed following a wide-ranging backlash.

And commissioner Jay Monahan told the PGA Tour’s annual player meeting that players signing up to a new league would face suspension and possible expulsion from the Tour, something which would also impact eligibility for the Ryder Cup.