The Turkish Airlines Open came to a frustrating end for Danny Willett, leaving the reigning Masters champ to question the current state of his game.
Willett shot a 4-over 75 during the final round in Antalya and finished the week in a tie for 68th, ahead of only four other professionals in the 78-man field. The result meant the Englishman was unable to make up ground on Henrik Stenson, who remains atop the Race to Dubai Standings despite skipping the first Final Series event.
Willett has only two worldwide top-10 finishes since his surprise victory at Augusta National in April, and he took to Twitter to voice his frustration after a second-round 74:
Well this game is really kicking me in the nuts at the minute!! If it’s not one thing it’s another.. Haha.. #grinditout #TurkishAirlinesOpen
— Danny Willett (@Danny_Willett) November 4, 2016
Willett expanded on those sentiments after a final round that included four bogeys and a double bogey.
“It just comes and goes, couple of good days and a couple bad days,” Willett told Alex Miceli. “To be honest I don’t really want to be out there playing golf.”
Although Willett may be looking for some time away from competition, his offseason is still a few weeks away. He’s currently listed in the field for next week’s 72-man Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa, where Stenson will return to action for the second of three Final Series events.