Eddie Pepperell hoping to use Danny Willett’s Masters success

EDDIE Pepperell says Danny Willett’s success in the US Masters on Sunday has given him a boost ahead of a return to European Tour action today.

Pepperell opted not to play in Australia, Thailand and India in the meantime and will not travel to China for two tournaments later this month after deciding to focus on events closer to home, where his best results have come in the past.

“Morocco (on May 5) isn’t the biggest but it’s a nice event and then it’s on to Ireland and Wentworth, which are two big events where it would be great to do well in.” Pepperell has used the time away from the tour to improve his fitness, although a troublesome back problem is causing discomfort when he hits his driver.