Height – 6 ft 3″
Date of birth – 24th January 1985
Turned pro – 2006 (plus 4)
Family – Annika (Wife)
Residence – Lappeenranta, Finland & Orlando, Florida
After a short stay at the University of Minnesota, Antti returned to Europe with the ambition of turning professional. Antti had his first victory in the Nordic League in 2005 at the Sonera Open. Having held off Rory McIlroy in a playoff to win the Irish Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship, and, winning the Gant Open in the Nordic league, Antti turned pro in 2006 and signaled his intent as one of Finland’s hottest prospects.
2008 was a great season for Antti as he was victorious on two occasions on the Challenge Tour. His victories came at the Abierto Visa de la Republica in Buenos Aires and the ECCO Tour Championship in Denmark.
In 2016, Antti played on the European Challenge Tour, as he has done for the past few seasons. He ended the season in 142nd on the Road to Oman Rankings after finishes of T21 at First Stage of Q-School and T33 at the Volopa Irish Challenge.
2017 saw Antti mainly play on the Nordic Golf League and has finished the season in 9th position on the final order of merit standings.
A win at the Lannalodge Open was the highlight of his season. He shot rounds of 68, 65 and 68 to claim victory by 2 shots.
Solo 3rd at the Bravo Tours Open and T7 and T7 finished at the Lumine Hills Open, Polarputki Finnish Open and the Willis Towers Watson Masters showed just how consistent Antti has been playing this season.
Antti has been competing through invites on the Challenge Tour for the 2018 season and has had a steady season so far. His best finishes have been tied 4th at his national event, the Vierumaki Finnish Challenge and the week before he finished tied 13th at the Swedish Challenge.
Antti is in a great position to earn Challenge Tour status for the 2019 season, so fingers crossed for a strong finish to his season!
DID YOU KNOW?
Antti had dreams of becoming a professional ice hockey player as he was very accomplished at the sport.