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Match Play champion Ilonen over the dreaded yips now (Reuters)

By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Nine years after Mikko Ilonen was at his wits end with the dreaded putting yips, the Finn has finally cracked golf's big time by winning the Volvo World Match Play Championship. His 3 & 1 victory over world number five Henrik Stenson in an all-Nordic final at the London Club on Sunday not only clinched his biggest payday, it also catapulted the 34-year-old to a career high 37th in the rankings. The blond Ilonen now knows he can plan for his first U.S....

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By Amlan Chakraborty NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Asian Tour will add a third new tournament to next year's calendar and hopes to offer more than $50 million in prize money by 2017, chief executive Mike Kerr said. The $3 million tournament in Thailand,...

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt to regain the lead and finished with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 3-under 68 and his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospital for Children...

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Martin posts first PGA Tour victory in Las Vegas (Reuters)

(Reuters) - Ben Martin fended off a strong challenge from fellow American Kevin Streelman to win the $6.2 million Shriners Hospitals for Children Open by two strokes in Las Vegas on Sunday. Overnight leader Martin briefly surrendered a big lead before...

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CONOVER, N.C. (AP) -- Jay Haas became the 18th player to win a Champions Tour at 60 or older, closing with a 5-under 66 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory in the Greater Hickory Kia...

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INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- Kyu Jung Baek of South Korea won a three-way playoff Sunday to claim the LPGA's KEB-HanaBank...

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ASH, England (AP) -- Mikko Ilonen defeated top-seeded Henrik Stenson 3 and 1 in the final Sunday to win the World Match Play...

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By Tony Jimenez ASH England (Reuters) - Finland's Mikko Ilonen called for the World Match Play Championship to remain in England after becoming the first Scandinavian winner of the tournament on Sunday. This is the last year of Volvo's sponsorship and...

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Ilonen outplays Stenson to lift Match Play title (Reuters)

PGA golfer Mikko Ilonen tees off on the 10th hole during the final round of the 2014 PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club. Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports - RTR41X0J

By Tony Jimenez ASH England (Reuters) - Finn Mikko Ilonen landed the biggest title of his career by beating top seed Henrik Stenson 3 & 1 in an all-Nordic final at the Volvo World Match Play Championship on Sunday. Ilonen, winner of the Irish Open in June, took a grip on proceedings when world number five Stenson found the water guarding the green at the par-three eighth hole....

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Hend wins Hong Kong Open in a playoff (The Associated Press)

HONG KONG (AP) -- Scott Hend beat Angelo Que of the Philippines in a playoff to win the Hong Kong Open on Sunday and become the first Australian to win the event since Greg Norman in...

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Stenson and Ilonen in all-Nordic Match Play final (Reuters)

By Tony Jimenez ASH England (Reuters) - Henrik Stenson holed a 25-foot birdie putt at the last to beat South African George Coetzee by one hole and set up an all-Nordic final at the Volvo World Match Play Championship on Sunday. The world number five next takes on Mikko Ilonen for the first prize of 650,000 euros ($829,205) after the Finn ended the hopes of Dutchman Joost Luiten 2 & 1....

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(Adds quotes) By Tony Jimenez ASH, England, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Henrik Stenson holed a 25-foot birdie putt at the last to beat South African George Coetzee by one hole and set up an all-Nordic final at the Volvo World Match Play Championship on Sunday. The world number five next takes on Mikko Ilonen for the first prize of 650,000 euros ($829,205) after the Finn ended the hopes of Dutchman Joost Luiten 2 & 1....

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Oct 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour World Match Play Championship Semifinal on Sunday in Ash Mikko Ilonen (Finland) beat Joost Luiten (Netherlands) 2 and 1 Henrik Stenson (Sweden) beat George Coetzee (South Africa) by 1...

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(Reuters) - Scott Hend clinched his maiden European Tour title at the Hong Kong Open on Sunday when the Australian saved a par on the crucial 18th hole to force a playoff in which he prevailed over Filipino Angelo Que. Hend, 41, holed a par putt on...

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