PGA Professional Willett sets new Guinness World Record

PGA Professional Willett sets new Guinness World Record


Luke Willett, renowned as the world's fastest golfer, has set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest nine-hole round of golf by an individual.

The record-breaking performance took place at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai ahead of this week’s DP World Tour Championship.

Willett, who hails from Buckinghamshire, demonstrated unparalleled speed and precision, showcasing his smart shot making skills with just the use of a 3 wood, 6 iron and pitching wedge, in an astounding display of athleticism.

The official time of his record-breaking achievement was 20 minutes and 12 seconds and is another accolade the speed golfer can add to his list, which includes being the current British no.1.

“I am absolutely thrilled to have set this Guinness World Record for the fastest 9-hole round of golf,” said an exhausted Willett. “It's an incredible feeling to push the boundaries of what's possible in the sport, and I'm grateful for the opportunity provided by DP World. Their expertise in smart logistics is truly commendable, and I'm honoured to be a part of this record-breaking journey with them.”

Danny van Otterdijk, DP World's Group Chief Communications Officer, congratulated Luke on his phenomenal achievement. He said: “Luke's remarkable speed and skill are truly commendable, and we are delighted to have been a part of this historic moment.

“At DP World, we thrive on efficiency and excellence, and Luke's record-breaking performance perfectly aligns with our values. We congratulate him on this extraordinary feat, especially considering the course and the temperature, and look forward to witnessing more milestones in his impressive speed golf career.”


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