Danny Willett fired a closing round of 65 to win the Omega European Masters by a single shot from his fellow Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick. It was Willett’s third European Tour title.

Danny Willett fired a closing round of 65 to win the Omega European Masters by a single shot from his fellow Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick. It was Willett’s third European Tour title.

Willett began the day in a tie for lead with Fitzpatrick at Crans-sur-Sierre, and the two fought a superb battle through the final round, trading punches and taking turns to lead the way. But it was Willett who seized control in the middle of the back nine. He reeled off birdies at the 13th, 14th and 15th holes. Three straight pars to finish were enough to secure the victory.

“It was a great day and Fitzy pushed me all the way,” said Willett. “In a way that makes it easier as you know that the person you’re playing with is challenging you for the win and he isn’t going to let up. You can’t take anything off or play safely, you have to keep pushing if you’re going to stay in front.”

Willett continued the good form he displayed at The Open Championship last week and the victory has lifted him to second place on the Race to Dubai standings.

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Round of the day was by another Englishman, Tyrell Hatton. He posted a superb 62 to climb the leaderboard and finish alone in third place. That completed an English one, two, three. The last time that happened was in the Nedbank Challenge last December – an also won by Danny Willett.

Pelle Edberg claimed fourth spot and, in picking up a check for €135,000, the Swede has gone a long way towards earning his playing rights for 2016.

On a day of incredible scoring, Raphael Jacquelin of France was the only man on the first page of the leaderboard not to break 70 in the final round. Spain’s Sergio Garcia fired in a 64, as did Anirban Lahiri of India and Germany’s Florian Fritsch. England’s Robert Dinwiddie went one better with a 63.

Omega European Masters
Crans-sur-Sierre GC, Crans Montana, Switzerland
Jul 23-26
Purse: €2,700,000, par 70

1    Danny Willett (Eng)    65    62    71    65    263    €450,000
2    Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng) 69    65    64    66    264    €300,000
3    Tyrell Hatton (Eng)    65    68    70    62    265    €169,020
4    Pelle Edberg (Swe)    65    72    66    63    266    €135,000
5    Anirban Lahiri (Ind)    67    67    70    64    268    €114,480
6    Sergio Garcia (Esp)    69    70    66    64    269    €94,500
T7    Raphael Jacquelin (Fra) 68    64    68    70    270    €74,250
T7     Florian Fritsch (Gerg)    70    66    70    64    270    €74,250
9    Rikard Karlberg (Swe)    65    67    74    65    271    €60,480
T10    Kristoffer Broberg (Swe) 68     69    70    65    272    €43,398
T10    Robert Dinwiddie (Eng)    70    68    71    63    272    €43,398
T10    Richard Green (Aus)    65    67    71    69    272    €43,398
T10    Marcus Kinhult (Swe)    65    66    73    68    272    Amateur
T10    Richie Ramsay (Sco)    70    66    68    68    272    €43,398

Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage