Golf: Sheffield’s Danny Willett hoping to ‘ride the wave’

Danny Willett Maybank Championship

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Sheffield’s Danny Willett admits he is doing his best to maintain his current form after making a solid start to the Maybank Championship in Malaysia.

Australian Nathan Holman set the early pace with a seven-under 64 but Willett is just one shot-behind at the Royal Selangor Golf Club.

The Englishman is one of six players on six-under after he recovered from a bad start. He was one-over after seven holes but he made five birdies and an eagle to charge up the leaderboard.

His performance was not good enough to catch Holman though but he admitted he was pleased to recover.

Willett, the highest-ranked player in the field, came into the event on a high after winning the Omega Dubai Desert Classic ahead of Henrik Stenson and Rory McIlroy.

Speaking after his round, the 28-year-old admitted that he is just trying to follow his same routine in an attempt to land more titles in 2016.

He told Sky Sports 4: “We’re doing all the right things. The work that we’re doing is the same, week in week out. The warm-ups and workouts are all the same so I am trying to keep the feelings as similar as possible but it’s a stupid game, isn’t it?

“You can play well and shoot millions or you can scab it a bit and shoot a good score. Fortunately a few things went our way today so hopefully we can keep riding that wave and see what comes.”

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