Willett raises £19,000 for Prostate Cancer UK

Willett raises £19,000 for Prostate Cancer UK

26/05/2021

Betfred British Masters host Danny Willett’s performance at The Belfry during last month’s tournament secured a £19,000 donation from title sponsors Betfred to Prostate Cancer UK – an official charity of The PGA.

Willett selected Prostate Cancer UK as the official charity of the tournament, with Betfred pledging to donate £1,000 for every birdie and £2,000 for every eagle Willett made during his four rounds directly to the charity.

The 33-year-old had secured £9,000 by the halfway stage after nine birdies in his opening two rounds and added a further £10,000 to the total with seven birdies on Friday and three more during Saturday’s final round.

Willett is a long-term supporter of Prostate Cancer UK and chose the charity after hearing of the inspiring work of fellow Yorkshireman John Brownless, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004. Brownless has raised more than £50,000 for the charity over the last seven years by organising golf days in England and Spain.

“It is a good feeling to raise the money for charity,” said Willett, who wore Prostate Cancer UK’s ‘Man of Men’ badge on his golf bag throughout the event to show his support to Brownless and the 400,000 affected by prostate cancer in the United Kingdom.

“I hope that people will have seen the Man of Men badge out on the golf course this week and it will encourage them to find out more about the charity and to become more knowledgeable of a disease which affects one in eight men.”

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