January 30, 2020 / 7:16 AM / 21 days ago

Golfer Willett hopes to swing Norwich's fortunes

FILE PHOTO: Golf - European Tour - BMW PGA Championship - Wentworth Golf Club, Virginia Water, Britain - September 22, 2019 England's Danny Willett in action during the final round Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

(Reuters) - Norwich City have turned to former Masters champion Danny Willett for inspiration as the Premier League’s bottom club look to find a way back to safety.

Willett slipped to 462nd in the world rankings two years after winning his only major at Augusta in 2016 but returned to the top 50 last September when he won the BMW PGA Championship.

"It was nice to come down and chat to the guys about some of the issues I've had within sport, the highs and lows," the 32-year-old Englishman told Norwich's website here after a visit to the club on Wednesday.

“The lads are in a position where results could have gone better, but they’re still working hard. It’s just really trying to give them an outlook on what happened to me and how I got over it, so hopefully I helped out a little bit,” he added.

“You’ve just got to keep working hard, keep knuckling down and know what you’re doing is going to help turn things around. Hopefully they took it on board and they come through for the rest of the season.”

Norwich, who have 17 points from 24 matches, travel to face United in the league on Saturday.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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