Danny Willett makes decent start at Irish Open

Danny Willett is well placed after day one at the Irish Open in Lahinch.

Thursday, 4th July 2019, 3:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 4th July 2019, 11:50 pm
Danny Willett during day one of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch Golf Club.

The Sheffield golfer carded a two under par 68 in County Clare to sit three shots behind the early leaders.

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He is looking to secure a third consecutive top 15 finish

The 31-year-old opened his round with a birdie-bogey double but finished the front nine with a run of three birdies in four holes to put himself in a strong position.

Willett’s progress slowed on the back nine with a couple of bogeys and a birdie leaving him on two under par.