Danny Willett wins European Masters

Danny Willett won the Omega European Masters with a brilliant 65 in the final round

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Danny Willett holding the Omega European Masters trophy

 

Report by Anand Datla

 

July 26, 2015: Danny Willett held off stiff competition from fellow Englishmen Matt Fitzpatrick and Tyrrell Hatton to win the Omega European Masters and clinch his third European Tour title.

 

The overnight co-leader carded a bogey-free round of 65 on Sunday to finish the tournament on 17 under par, one shot ahead of former US Amateur Champion Fitzpatrick, with Tyrrell Hatton one shot further back on 15 under.

 

Fitzpatrick opened his final round with a bogey at the par four first, before firing four birdies in his next eight holes to hold a one shot lead at the turn.

 

But a bogey at the 11th hole saw the 20 year old slip back to 14 under par alongside Willett, who fired three consecutive birdies from the 13th to put himself in the driving seat. The Sheffield native then finished his round with three straight pars to claim his second title of the campaign, following his win in the season-opening Nedbank Golf Challenge.

 

Victory moved Willett to second in The Race to Dubai behind leader Rory McIlroy, and could well see him climb into the top 25 of the Official Golf World Ranking.

 

The lowest score of the day went to Hatton, who carded an eagle and six birdies on his way to an eight under par 62. That was good enough for third place, one ahead of his playing partner Pelle Edberg, who shot a round of 63.

 

World No. 10 Sergio Garcia, appearing at Crans-sur-Sierre for the first time in nine years, closed with a rouind of 64 to climb to seventh place.

 

Leading Scores:

263 – Danny Willett (ENG) 65-62-71-65.

264 – Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG) 69-65-64-66.

265 – Tyrrell Hatton (ENG) 65-68-70-62.

266 – Pelle Edberg (SWE) 65-72-66-63.

268 – Anirban Lahiri (IND) 67-67-70-64.

269 – Sergio Garcia (ESP) 69-70-66-64.

270 – Florian Fritsch (GER) 70-66-70-64, Raphael Jacquelin (FRA) 68-64-68-70.

271 – Rikard Karlberg (SWE) 65-67-74-65.

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