11th Mar 2014 | Trophee Hassan II
Trophee Hassan Tips: Mikko Ilonen
Course record is T7-T17-T2 and playing the best golf of his career.
The Trophee Hassan II is played on the beautiful Golf Du Palais Royal and befitting of a course played within the grounds of a Royal Palace, the leaderboard has an exclusive feel.
The same names tend to crop up each year; David Horsey is a previous runner-up and winner, therefore it makes sense to side with course form.
Mikko Ilonen fits the bill perfectly. He has finished T7-T17-T2 on his last three starts at the Golf Du Palais Royal and was third when the Trophee Hassan II was played at the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in 2010.
The 34-year-old has enjoyed a fine 12 months, he won the Nordea Masters in June and more recently recorded two top-5 finishes in the Desert Swing.
Ranked number 62 in the world, he is one of the best players in the field and given his course record he is hard to oppose at 18/1 (Bet365).
Odds correct at time of publishing: 11:54 11th Mar, 2014 but subject to change