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Danny Willett Wins US Masters While His Brother, PJ, Wins Twitter

'I once punched that kid in the head for hurting my pet rat. Now look.'

11/04/2016 09:17 | Updated 11 April 2016

Danny Willett has become the first Briton to win the US Masters in 20 years.

The 28-year-old from Sheffield is also the first European since Jose Maria Olazabal in 1999 to don the Green Jacket - the winner's prize - at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.

The last UK winner of the first major of the season was Nick Faldo in 1996. This is Willett's first major title.

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Jordan Spieth of the United States presents Danny Willett with the green jacket.

The Englishman clinched victory after the defending champion, American Jordan Spieth, suffered a collapse in the final round.

Willett came close to not even playing in the tournament as his wife's due date for their first child was on Sunday, but their son, Zachariah James, was born via C-section a week ahead of the tournament.

Wife Nicole, who celebrated her birthday yesterday, caddied for Willett in the par-three pre-tournament contest on the eve of his debut in last year's Masters, in which he came 38th.

The new champion, whose father is a vicar, left school at 16. He quit a local college course after a month before attending Jacksonville State in Alabama for two years.

After the four-day competition, Willett finished five under par, ahead of Spieth and fellow Englishman Lee Westwood in joint second place, who were both two under.

"It's awesome," Willett told CBS.

"We played great golf today. It's been a fantastic week. We had to go out and shoot a good score and put a little pressure on and luckily we have done that."

Yet while all eyes were on Danny, his brother PJ was close to stealing some of the limelight with an extraordinary Twitter commentary of the events.

Bookmakers Coral have already installed him at 6-1 to be the 2016 Sports Personality of the Year. He was 66-1 with Coral before the Masters got under way on Thursday.

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    Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Jordan Spieth hits his tee shot on the 12th hole during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
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    Jordan Spieth takes a second drop on the 12th hole after landing the water twice during the final round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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    AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 10: Jordan Spieth of the United States reacts to his third shot going into the water hazard on the 12th hole during the final round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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    AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 10: Jordan Spieth of the United States reacts after hitting his tee shot into the water on the 12th hole during the final round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    England's Danny Willett reacts after putting on the 14th green during Round 4 of the 80th Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. / AFP / DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Danny Willett, of England, hits on the 15th fairway during the final round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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    AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 10: Danny Willett of England and caddie Jonathan Smart line up a putt on the 18th green during the final round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 10: Danny Willett of England and caddie Jonathan Smart walk on the 15th hole during the final round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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    AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 10: Danny Willett of England reacts as he and Lee Westwood of England finish on the 18th green during the final round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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    US golfer Jordan Spieth is comforted by his caddie Michael Greller as they leave the 18th green during Round 4 of the 80th Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. England's Danny Willett won the 80th Masters at Augusta National for his first major title. He was trailing defending champion Jordan Spieth by five strokes around the turn, but stormed down the back nine to overhaul the American. Willett is the first Englishman since Nick Faldo 20 years ago to win the Masters and only the second all-time. / AFP / Jim Watson (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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    AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 10: Danny Willett of England and Lee Westwood of England shake hands after finishing on the 18th green during the final round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 10: Danny Willett of England and caddie Jonathan Smart react on the 18th green after finishing during the final round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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    AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 10: Danny Willett of England reacts after finishing on the 18th green during the final round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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    Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Danny Willett walks to the green jacket ceremony after winning the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
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    Danny Willett, of England, celebrates on the 18th hole after finishing the final round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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    AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 10: Danny Willett of England hugs Billy Foster, caddie for Lee Westwood of England after finishing on the 18th green during the final round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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    Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Danny Willett celebrates at the green jacket ceremony in front of Jordan Spieth after the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
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    Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Danny Willett is helped into the green jacket by Jordan Spieth after Willett won the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
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    Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Danny Willett celebrates in the green jacket after winning the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
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    AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 10: Danny Willett of England speaks to the press after winning the final round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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    Danny Willett hopes to guide his ball into the cup on the seventh green during the final round of the Masters on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS via Getty Images)
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    US golfer Jordan Spieth reacts on the 18th green during Round 4 of the 80th Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. England's Danny Willett won the 80th Masters at Augusta National for his first major title. He was trailing defending champion Jordan Spieth by five strokes around the turn, but stormed down the back nine to overhaul the American. Willett is the first Englishman since Nick Faldo 20 years ago to win the Masters and only the second all-time. / AFP / Jim Watson (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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