Danny Willett beats Matt Fitzpatrick to win European Masters

Danny Willett celebrates victory at the Omega European Masters

Danny Willett celebrates victory at the Omega European Masters

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Danny Willett held his nerve to triumph in his all-Sheffield battle with Matt Fitzpatrick and win the Omega European Masters.

The Steel City rivals headed into the final round in Switzerland leading the way, tied on -12.

And after a monumental battle throughout the afternoon, Willett triumphed by a single shot to earn a third professional career win.

The 27-year-old's performance follows on from a brilliant performance to tie for sixth at The Open last weekend.

And he was in contention for the European Masters throughout the weekend in the mountains at Crans-sur-Sierre.

Willett carded a five under par final round to secure the win, -17 for the tournament.

Fitzpatrick - who has endured a difficult first year as a professional - shot a 64 on Saturday to join Willett at the top of the leaderboard.

And the 20-year-old stayed in touch throughout Sunday but missed out by a single shot.

It was nevertheless the best professional career finish for the former world amateur number one.

Tyrrell Hatton completed an all-English top three when he carded a best-of-the-day 62 to finish two shots off the pace on -15.

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