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Danny Willett desperate to rediscover his form ahead of US Open

Danny Willett has seen his form slump drastically over the past few months, but the Englishman is determined to rediscover his magic touch ahead of the US Open.

A lack of quality coupled with a back problem has seen Willett cut a dejected figure on the greens, to the point where it is hard to remember this was the same man who won The Masters last year. Since then, however, he has only made a couple of cuts since throwing away a three-shot lead at the Maybank Championship back in February.

He failed to make the weekend in his Augusta defence, then withdrew from The Players' Championship with back trouble. But he did make the cut at BMW Championship at Wentworth last month before finishing tied for 58th, so he should feel somewhat confident still.

"We've had a little dip in form and I think the expectations from other people come off you pretty quickly," Willett said.

"It's more the expectations of yourself really and what you put yourself under. I know what I can do and unfortunately I've not been doing it. That's where the frustrations lie.

"It's been a pretty crappy start to the season but it's now getting to a really busy stage where there's a lot of big tournaments coming up, so over the next three months there is a lot up for grabs if we can get back somewhere near and have a few nice finishes.

"You want to be able to push yourself forward and make a run for it at the end of the season. It's an important few months coming up.

"We're working hard, it's just not quite where we want it to be. We've had a lot of weekends off to rest and think about it so it's really just about making sure we keep working hard and we can find something.

"There's no point in pitching up and playing in an event where you don't feel like you can compete and win - you want to play when you are fresh and ready to play and you've got a chance of winning.

"With how things are and where the golf shots have been and where the misses have been, I struggle to see me being in contention so therefore I needed a couple of weeks to get back to where you feel like you should be."




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