Soaring golfer Willett keen to maintain momentum in Malaysia

Danny Willett of England watches his putt during the 2016 Dubai Desert Classic, at the Emirates Golf Club, on February 7England’s Danny Willett seeks further fuel for his rapid rise in world golf at this week’s inaugural Maybank Championship Malaysia, where he heads a field including past Major champions Louis Oosthuizen and Martin Kaymer. Willett arrives in Kuala Lumpur on a tide of momentum following a win two weeks ago in the Dubai Desert Classic and a handful of other top-10 finishes in recent months. The 28-year-old has soared from 47th a year ago to world number 13 and is the highest-ranked player in a Malaysian field that also features top-50 players Thongchai Jaidee and Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand, and Englishmen Chris Wood and Matthew Fitzpatrick.

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