Less than a week after the final day of the Open Championship, where both players were in contention, Danny Willett and Jason Day were crowned the European Masters and Canadian Open Champions respectively. Both players have been in contention recently, and it is Day's first victory since February, and Willet's first since December 2014. 

Canadian Open

Jason Day continued his great form, as he birdied the closing 3 holes to take a one shot victory over David Hearn. Hearn did have a two shot lead going into the final day, but Day's strong finish managed to edge out the Canadian, who looked to be the first home grown winner of the Canadian Open in 51 years. 

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Bubba Watson was also in fine form, making birdies at 13, 15, 16, 17 and 18, but an up and down front nine meant he had a little too much work to do, finishing one shot back from eventual champion Jason Day. 

The beginning of the week had been a little overshadowed by the Robert Allenby story, but the end of the championship was certainly an exciting and entertaining one. With his latest win and strong major finishes, Jason Day moves up to number four in the Official World Golf Rankings, an achievement which in my opinion is well deserved. 

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Omega European Masters

It was all about Sheffield at the top of the leaderboard at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland, Danny Willet and Matt Fitzpatrick, who are both from the same town in England battled it out with Willett finally taking the title, and moving into second place in the Race to Dubai. 

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Fitzpatrick did hold the lead after 9 holes, but a bogey free closing round from Willett saw him take his third European Tour title. Although he finished in second place it is Fitzpatrick's best on the European Tour, and he is certainly a player to look out for in the future. 

Tyrell Hatton carded the lowest score of the day, and his final round 62 did put him into a share for the lead early on, but he had just a little too much to do, finishing third securing a top 3 English finish. 

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It has been a great year so far for Danny Willett, who now sees himself within the top 25 players in the world, having only broken into the top 50 in March this year. He has a great self belief, and his ability matches his attitude, I'm sure he will be a strong contender in upcoming years and we may see him make his Ryder Cup debut next year.  

Congratulations to both Danny Willett and Jason Day, on yet a another great week!