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Danny Willett 'not fussed' about missing Masters for birth of son

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Danny Willett says he is "not fussed" if the birth of his first child means he misses out on a second appearance at the Masters.

Willett, who made his Augusta debut last year when he finished in a tie for 38th, qualified for this year's event after continuing his rise up the world rankings where he currently sits in 11th.

But the Englishman has no qualms about skipping the opening major of the season this time around if wife Nicole is yet to give birth to the couple's son by the time the tournament starts on April 7.

"People are very small-minded to think that a golf tournament is bigger than the birth of your first child," Willett told Sky Sports in an on-course interview at the Valspar Championship. "If she's not given birth by then, I'll be at home making sure she's alright.

"If he decides to come on the Tuesday, or the Wednesday morning even, then I'll fly out if I can and go play. We're just waiting and seeing, I'm not fussed either way really."

Willett is currently eight shots behind third-round leader Bill Haas at Innisbrook.