With a final score of 17 under, Englishman Danny Willett has claimed victory in Crans-Montana and clinched his third European Tour title.
The overnight co-leader carded a bogey-free round of 65 on Sunday to finish the tournament on a score of 263, one shot ahead of former US Amateur Champion Matthew Fitzpatrick, with Tyrrell Hatton one shot further back on 15 under.
Following in the footsteps of golfing greats such as Ernie Els, Lee Westwood, and OMEGA brand ambassador Sergio Garcia, Willett fought through the tournament's final day to victory, moving him to second place in The Race to Dubai behind leader, and OMEGA Brand Ambassador Rory McIlroy, which could well see him climb into the top 25 of the Official Golf World Ranking.
Surrounded by the incredible Swiss Alps, this year's OMEGA European Masters certainly lived up to its reputation for high-quality golf. From the very first round, the action was unmissable, with the lead constantly changing hands over the course of four days.
Along with his check, trophy, and red championship jacket, Danny Willett was awarded with an OMEGA Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial, matching his precision and creativity on the course.
In 6th place, former winner and OMEGA Brand Ambassador, Sergio Garcia, fought back on the final day with an impressive round of 64. This was his first appearance at the tournament in nine years.
Stephen Urquhart, President of OMEGA, was particularly proud to witness another successful year in Crans-Montana, remarking, "This year's OMEGA European Masters has been a wonderful occasion yet again, and we sincerely congratulate Danny Willett on his exceptional victory."
Willlett himself said after his win, “It was a great day. Yesterday was a bit disappointing, but today I played some really good golf. Matt [Fitzpatrick] was snapping at my heels all day, so I’m delighted to get the job done.
Runner-up, Matthew Fitzpatrick said, “Overall, I’m really pleased with the week. It’s been building for a few weeks now, so hopefully I can get over the line at some stage. It’s still only my first season on Tour and I’m only 20, so I’m still learning every week. Experiences like today’s will be invaluable in the future.”
OMEGA has been the title sponsor of this event since 2001. Played in Switzerland, the home of OMEGA's watchmaking, it is a particularly momentous occasion – not only for the brand, but also for European sport. OMEGA congratulates Danny Willett, and wishes every player great success for the year ahead.
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