Mikko Ilonen

Volvo World Match Play 2015
Volvo World Match Play 2015

Mikko Ilonen can be described as Mr. Golf in his native country. Ilonen has been the number one golfer in Finland since 2001, longer than any other European player in their respective countries. 

Added another first to his repertoire when he became the first Finn to win the Amateur Championship at Royal Liverpool in 2000. In April 2001, Mikko – as the defending champion of the Amateur Championship – was invited to play in the Masters Golf Tournament where he got to play two rounds at Augusta with Tiger Woods. After the Masters, Ilonen turned pro. He started his professional career with a bang, as he qualified to play in the Open, and finished ninth. As the season 2001 came to its end, Mikko was 119th on the European Tour money list. This gave him a ‘Tour Card’ with a limited category for the 2002 season.

In 2006 he used the experience of that amateur success to full effect when he finished 16th at the same venue in The 135th Open Championship. That fine performance, allied to some sound showings at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, The Deutsche Bank Players’ Championship of Europe and the Omega European Masters, saw him finish 112th on the Money List having played just nine events.

He became the first Finnish player to win on The European Tour with his victory at the 2007 Indonesia Open. Added further success when he won the Scandinavian Masters title to become one of seven multiple winners of the 2007 season. 2007 was a great year as he was part of European Team in the Seve Trophy, and represented Finland in the World Cup in China. That season, his earnings totaled over 1.1 million euros. Ilonen continued making history by becoming the first Finn to successfully qualify to play in the US Open in Pebble Beach (June 17–20, 2010).

Basic Info
Nationality
Finnish
Born
December 18th 1979
Turned Pro
2001

Career records

Individual

Win2th - 10th
729

Team

WinAppearances
11

Awards

Win
1
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Sportyard Update

19.10.14

Mikko brings it home

October 19, 2014

22.06.14

Mikko wins again

June 22, 2014

03.06.13

Mikko in control

June 3rd, 2013

Individual

2016
TournamentPositionTour
Turkish Airlines Open10TEuropean Tour
2014
TournamentPositionTour
BMW MASTERS - 201410TEuropean Tour
Commercial Bank Qatar Masters - 20142European Tour
Irish Open - 20141European Tour
Omega Dubai Desert Classic - 20145TEuropean Tour
US PGA Championship - 20147TEuropean Tour, Majors, PGA Tour
Volvo China Open - 20148TAsian Tour, European Tour
Volvo World Match Play Championship - 20141European Tour
2013
TournamentPositionTour
Commercial Bank Qatar Masters - 20139TEuropean Tour
Nordea Masters - 20131European Tour
Trophée Hassan II - 20132TEuropean Tour
Volvo China Open - 20132Asian Tour, European Tour
2012
TournamentPositionTour
Nordea Masters - 20123TEuropean Tour
The Irish Open - 201210TEuropean Tour
2011
TournamentPositionTour
Trophee Hassan - 20117European Tour
2010
TournamentPositionTour
Ballantines Championship - 20109TEuropean Tour
Omega European Masters - 20109TEuropean Tour
Portugal Masters - 20109TEuropean Tour
Trophee Hassan - 20103TEuropean Tour
Volvo China Open - 20104Asian Tour, European Tour
2009
TournamentPositionTour
Madrid Master - 20092European Tour
2008
TournamentPositionTour
SK Golf Challenge - 20084Challenge Tour
2007
TournamentPositionTour
Barclays Scottish Open - 20078TEuropean Tour
Celtic Manor Open - 20076TEuropean Tour
Enjoy Jakarta Astro Indonesien Open - 20071Asian Tour, European Tour
Maybank Malaysian Open - 20077TAsian Tour, European Tour
Scandinavian Masters - 20071European Tour
2006
TournamentPositionTour
Omega European Masters - 20067TEuropean Tour
St Omer Open - 200610TEuropean Tour
2005
TournamentPositionTour
Madeira Island Open - 20057TEuropean Tour
2004
TournamentPositionTour
The Heritage - 20049TEuropean Tour
2003
TournamentPositionTour
Dubai Desert Classic - 20036TEuropean Tour
Madeira Open - 20038TEuropean Tour
2002
TournamentPositionTour
Wales Open - 20023European Tour
2001
TournamentPositionTour
The Open Championship - 20019European Tour, Majors, PGA Tour
2000
TournamentPositionTour
The Amateur Championship - 20001Other Individual

Team

2013
TournamentResultTour
Seve Trophy - 2013WonSeve Trophy

Awards

2014
TournamentAwardTour
Golfer of the Year award - Finnish PGAOther Individual