Added another first to his repertoire when, having become the first Finn to win The Amateur Championship at Royal Liverpool in 2000, he became the first player 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 had used the experience of that historic amateur success to full effect when he finished 16th at the same venue in The 135th Open Championship. A foot injury, which required surgery, kept him out of action for the second half of 2011, so played the 2012 campaign on a medical exemption and finished 91st in The Race to Dubai. 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.