DANNY Willett’s first Ryder Cup was a disaster. From the moment his brother P.J. penned a scathing satirical column lambasting “pudgy, basement-dwelling” American golf fans, the 2016 Masters champion was on the back foot at Hazeltine.

The Englishman was dropped from the opening foursomes matches and had a poor Ryder Cup debut, failing to win a point as Europe lost 17-11.

But at least the Yorkshireman handled defeat with world-class, Northern English dry humour when asked at a press conference, “How would describe your overall first Ryder Cup experience?”