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Mikko Ilonen and his delighted and extremely popular caddy, Reggie.  (Photo - David Lloyd/www.golffile.ie)

Mikko Ilonen – With His Volvo World Match-Play Victory.

MIKKO ILONEN – WITH HIS VICTORY IN THE VOLVO WORLD MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP · It is Ilonen’s fifth European Tour International Schedule victory in his 310th European Tour event. · He moves to €1,483,208 in The Race to Dubai. · He also moves into the top 40 in the Official World Golf Ranking from 52nd. · It is his second victory of the 2014 European Tour season, following the Irish Open. · Becomes the fourth multiple winner of the 2014 season. They are: Rory McIlroy (BMW PGA Championship. ...
Mikko Ilonen captures the 2014 Volvo World Match-Play Championship.   (Photo - David Lloyd/www.golffile.ie)

Mikko Ilonen Driving Back To Augusta National After Volvo World Match-Play Success.

Finland’s Mikko Illonen has defeated top seed Henrik Stenson of Sweden in the final of the Volvo World Match-Play Championship in England. Ilonen fought back from being 1 down after four holes to defeat the World No. 5 ranked Swede 3 & 1 on the London Club course at Ash in Kent. It is the 34-year old Finn’s fifth Tour victory and his second this season after winning the Irish Open. Victory should see Ilonen move to around 37th on the World Rankings and the assurance should he remain in the ...
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Lake Of Isles Golf Club – Connecticut Golf At Its Best.

Being first out on this glorious morning on the North Course at the Lake of Isles Golf Club immediately reminded me of one of those initial golf theme MasterCard ‘Priceless’ TV commercials. It was just after 7am with the air still and the sun just starting to peek above the tree line. I had been invited to head to the practice range but politely declined as I did not want to waste a minute being the first to tee off and for a first time in Connecticut. However let me rewind some 16 hours. I was ...
Henrik Stenson shows his delight in holing a putt to win his semi-final match in the 2014 Volvo Match-Play Championship.  (Photo - David Lloyd/www.golffile.ie)

Mikko Ilonen To Face Henrik Stenson In Volvo World Match-Play Final.

Finland’s Mikko Ilonen ended Joost Luiten’s unbeaten run to set up a showdown against top seed Henrik Stenson of Sweden in the final later today (SUN) of the Volvo World Match-Play Championship. Ilonen defeated his Dutch rival 2 & 1 while Stenson won 1up at the last hole against South African George Coetzee on the London Club course at Ash in Kent. Ilonen, and the reigning Irish Open winner, was 2up over Luiten after seven holes before Luiten seized a 1 up advantage in winning the eighth, ...
Scott Hend becomes the first Australian since Greg Norman in 1983 to win the Hong Kong Open. (Photo - Thos Caffrey/www.golffile.ie

Scott Hend – With His Hong Kong Open Success.

SCOTT HEND – WITH HIS  HONG KONG OPEN VICTORY. • His first European Tour International Schedule victory in his 106th European Tour event. • Moves to €286,958 in The Race to Dubai. • Could move to inside the top 130 in the Official World Golf Ranking from 218th. • This victory beats previous best European Tour performance of tied second in the 2007 Volvo China Open. • This victory beats his previous best 2014 performance of tied 16th in the WGC – Cadillac Championship. • Currently ...
Aussie Scott Hends wins a third event since turning 40 in capturing the Hong Kong Open.  (Photo - Thos Caffrey/www.golffile.ie)

Aussie Scott Hend Continues To Show Life Begins At 40 Winning Hong Kong Open In Play-Off.

Big-hitting Australian Scott Hend continues to show life begins at 40 after capturing his first European Tour title after a dramatic play-off victory in the Hong Kong Open. Que and Hend ended regulation play tied on 13-under par after each shooting final round scores of three under par 67. The 41-year old Queensland-born Hend, who resides in Florida with his family, then won the event with a par at the first extra hole after Que, who was playing with a yellow ball, duff his chip shot from just off ...
Joost Luiten easily accounts for Pablo Larrazabal winning 6 & 5 to storm into the semi-final of the Volvo World Match-Play Championship.  (Photo - www.europeantour.com)

Joost Luiten Bowls Over Pablo Larrazabal 6 & 5 To Reach Volvo Match-Play Semi-Final.

Dutchman Joost Luiten continued his unbeaten run easily defeating Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal 6 & 5 to move into the last four of the Volvo World Match-Play Championship. Luiten, 28 continues to make amends in being overlooked for European Ryder Cup ‘wildcard’ selection, demoralising Larrazabal with seven birdies in overcast and wet conditions on the London Club course at Ash in Kent. The Bleiswijk-born golfer, who won all three round robin matches, was handed the first hole on a plate when ...