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Council plans civic reception and fast track ‘Legend’ status for golf hero Danny Willett

12 April 2016

Councillor Talib Hussain, Lord Mayor of Sheffield, said: “I would like to say a huge congratulations to Danny Willett on behalf of the city of Sheffield.

“We are incredibly proud of Danny’s achievements, especially considering he started his golfing career on one of our council golf courses.

“The council plans to hold a civic reception in his honour, and award him a star on Sheffield’s famous ‘Legends’ walk of fame alongside other remarkable sons and daughters of this great city from Sir Michael Palin, to Jessica Ennis-Hill, to Helen Sharman. We think after all he has achieved, he deserves the accolade of legend.”

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Notes to editors: The details of Danny Willett’s star on the ‘Legends’ walk of fame outside Sheffield Town Hall are being discussed at the moment. More information will be released as it becomes available.

More details on the Legends scheme here