The Flying Finn reclaimed his place in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking courtesy of a brilliant display at the PGA Championship. A NEW CHAPTER in Finnish golfing history was written at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, the United States, on Sunday as Mikko Ilonen finished brilliantly in a tie for seventh place at the PGA Championship, the fourth and final major of the year.
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"What a week" for Ilonen
His finish was the best by a Finnish golfer in a major championship. His previous best performance in a major championship was a shared ninth place at the 2001 Open Championship. "What a week," Ilonen commented on Twitter after his final round.