Danny Willett makes decent start at Irish Open

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

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

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.