Euros back on their own in Stockholm


European TourSTOCKHOLM, Sweden -- The European Tour returns to action with its own event for the first time in three weeks as the best players have been in the U.S. for the WGC - Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship the last two weeks.
Paul Lawrie, Anders Hansen, Niclas Fasth and 2006 runner-up Robert Karlsson headline the field this week. Many top Europeans are taking this week off before beginning a big run of events that includes the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, the Omega European Masters and the Mercedes-Benz Championship.
Just after that stretch of golf, will be the Ryder Cup for 12 of the top European players.
Mikko Ilonen closed with rounds of 67-68 last year to post 6-under 274, good for a two-shot win over Christian Cevaer, Nick Dougherty, Peter Hedblom, Jean-Baptiste Gonnet and Martin Kaymer.
The win was Ilonen's second of 2007 as he had earlier won the Indonesia Open. Ilonen birdied the last, while Kaymer stumbled to a closing double-bogey to secure the win for Ilonen.
GOLF CHANNEL with have three hours of coverage all four days this week. Next week is the KLM Open, where Ross Fisher won last year.
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