PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA Tour announced Monday that England’s Danny Willett has joined the PGA Tour following his Masters Tournament victory. The 28-year-old will receive a five-year Tour exemption that runs through the 2020-21 season along with 600 FedExCup points from his win in Augusta.
Willett’s non-member FedExCup points (44) from a start at the Valspar Championship earlier this year also become retroactive and his total of 644 FedExCup points moves him to 27th in the standings entering the Valero Texas Open. Willett does not receive retroactive FedExCup points for his three 2015-16 World Golf Championships starts, as per PGA Tour Regulations.
If Willett is inside the top 125 in the FedExCup standings after the Wyndham Championship, he will be eligible to compete in the FedExCup Playoffs.
On the 2015-16 season, Willett has three top-10 finishes with five made cuts in five starts. He is currently No. 9 in the Official World Golf Ranking.