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Masters winner Willett almost skipped the tournament

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Why Danny Willett nearly skipped The Masters

Englishman Danny Willett took advantage of a stunning meltdown by defending champion and runaway leader Jordan Spieth after the turn to win his first major title by three shots at the Masters on Sunday.

And to think -- the 28-year-old almost skipped the tournament!

Watch the video above for more about how his newborn baby boy (who arrived last week) was actually due this weekend.

What a week, huh?

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Masters winner Willett almost skipped the tournament
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Hideki Matsuyama hits his second shot on the 1st hole during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Hideki Matsuyama reacts after hitting his second shot on the 1st hole during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Jordan Spieth hits his second shot on the 1st hole during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Jordan Spieth waves to the crowd after making a putt on the 1st green during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Jordan Spieth plays his approach to the 2nd hole during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Jordan Spieth putts on the 2nd green during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Bernhard Langer putts on the 2nd green during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Dustin Johnson hits out of a bunker on the 2nd hole during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Lee Westwood putts on the 2nd green during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Jordan Spieth hits his tee shot on the 3rd hole during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; A general view as Jordan Spieth putts on the 2nd green during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; J.B. Holmes hits out of a bunker on the 2nd hole during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Billy Horschel chips onto the 2nd green during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Rory McIlroy waves to the crowd after putting on the 7th green during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Danny Willett lines up a putt on the 7th green during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Jordan Spieth and Smylie Kaufman walk off the 7th tee during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Smylie Kaufman putts on the 7th green during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Jordan Spieth watches his tee shot on the 4th hole during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Jordan Spieth hits his tee shot on the 4th hole during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Jordan Spieth plays his approach to the 7th hole during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Danny Willett hits his second shot on the 1st hole during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Jordan Spieth reacts after hitting into the water on the 12th hole during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Danny Willett hits a shot on the 15th hole during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Jordan Spieth reacts after hitting his tee shot on the 12th hole during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Danny Willett hits his second shot on the 1st hole during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Danny Willett reacts after putting on the 18th green during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Danny Willett lines up a putt on the 18th green during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Danny Willett waves to the crowd after completing the 18th hole during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Danny Willett reacts after putting on the 18th green in the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Jordan Spieth reacts on the 18th green during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
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