ResidenceLahti, Finland
Date of Birth:18/12/1979
Place of BirthLahti, Finland
Height & Weight6ft 2¾in 13st 1lbs (187cm 83kgs)
FamilyWife: Kati (m. 2010); Children: Eino (2011), Elma (2013)
Turned Pro2001
Qualifying School2001, 05

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Delivered the biggest win of his European Tour career - and the biggest in Finnish golfing history - in the 2014 Volvo World Match Play Championship, where he beat defending champion Graeme McDowell in the group stage and top seed Henrik Stenson in the final en route to securing the prestigious title. Was already enjoying an impressive 2014 season, having finished second at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, before another successful week at the Irish Open resulted in European Tour title number four. His reward was a career-high finish of 18th in the Race to Dubai. Also tasted victory at the 2013 Nordea Masters in Sweden, where second and third rounds of 63 and 65 set up a three shot win at Bro Hof Slott GC. Became the first man from his country to win on the European Tour International Schedule with victory in Indonesia in 2007. Achieved further success that year when he won the Scandinavian Masters title to become one of seven multiple winners of the 2007 season. The previous year, he used the experience of winning the Amateur Championship at Royal Liverpool in 2000, to full effect at the 135th Open Championship to finish 16th at the same venue. Turned professional in 2001, immediately showing a liking for Major Championship venues by finishing tied ninth behind David Duval in the Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes.

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European Tour Wins5
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
Race To Dubai131
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 375,000 (2014)


Professional World Cup 2007 Seve Trophy 2007, 13 (winners) Finland Olympic 2016 Amateur Eisenhower Trophy 1998, 00 St Andrews Trophy 2000 Bonallack Trophy 2000 (winners) Jacques Léglise Trophy 1997 (winners) Boys,Youths, Seniors 1995-00

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