His win at the Irish Open was more than a big paycheck for Finland’s Mikko Ilonen, it also significantly improved his place in the Race to Dubai.
Ilonen virtually assured himself a high spot in the season-ending tournament with his win at the Irish Open on Sunday, climbing to No. 11 in the official standings with €777,420.
The top 60 players in money earnings get a spot in the tournament. England’s Seve Benson is currently No. 60, with €243,889.
Thomas Bjorn leads the Race, followed closely by Martin Kaymer and Rory McIlroy.