• EN
  • DE
  • FR
  • ES
  • JP

Biography

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

Latest PhotosMore

  • Mikko Ilonen
  • Mikko Ilonen
  • Mikko Ilonen is congratulated by Henrik Stenson after winning 3&1 in the final of the Volvo World Match Play Championship

Biography

Recorded the biggest of his five European Tour wins, and in the process the biggest win in Finnish golfing history, with a fine victory at the 2014 Volvo World Match Play Championship, where Ilonen defeated defending champion Graeme McDowell and top seed Henrik Stenson on the way to the prestigious match play 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. Also won in 2013 at the Nordea Masters in Sweden, where second and third rounds of 63 and 65 propelled him on his way 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 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.

Career RecordMore

European Tour Wins5
Wins this season2
Current Rankings
OWGR37
Race To Dubai10
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 375,000 (2014)

Teams

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

Get Adobe Flash player

Senior Tour Players
Challenge Tour Players

European Tour Partners

  • BMW
  • Emirates
  • UPS
  • Rolex

European Tour Sponsors

  • Club Car

    Media Centre

    Official Partner

    Official Suppliers

    This website is © The PGA European Tour 1997 - 2014. PGA European Tour, Wentworth Drive, Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25 4LX. Registered in England No. 1867610.
    All rights reserved. No reproduction, distribution or transmission of any information, part or parts of this website by any means whatsoever is permitted without the prior written permission of the PGA European Tour.