Danny Willett is reaping the benefits that come along with winning the Masters. On Monday it was announced that the 28-year-old Englishman has joined the PGA Tour. He has received a five-year exemption that runs through the 2020-21 season.
That’s not all! He also earns 600 FedExCup points from his win in Augusta.
From the Tour’s press release:
Willett’s non-member FedExCup points (44) from a start at the Valspar Championship earlier this year also become retroactive and his total of 644 FedExCup points moves him to 27th in the standings entering the Valero Texas Open. Willett does not receive retroactive FedExCup points for his three 2015-16 World Golf Championships starts, as per PGA TOUR Regulations.
If Willett is inside the top 125 in the FedExCup standings after the Wyndham Championship, he will be eligible to compete in the FedExCup Playoffs.
On the 2015-16 season, Willett has three top-10 finishes with five made cuts in five starts. He is currently No. 9 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Danny Willett 2015-16 PGA Tour Results
World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions T3
World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship T3
Valspar Championship T22
World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play T28
Masters Tournament 1
Following in the footsteps of many of his European contemporaries, it sounds like Willett will compete on both the European Tour and PGA Tour. He has committed to playing in next month’s Irish Open and the BMW PGA Championship, the European Tour’s flagship event.