Name:Jarmo Sakari Sandelin
Born:May 10, 1967 in Imatra, South Karelia, Finland.
Played as the MCB Tour Championship - Mauritus (Dec 13-15; last of three European Senior Tour final series events). Second-placed James Kingston (RSA) finished 3 shots behind 52-year-old Jarmo Sandelin (Swe), who recorded his first win on the Tour in his 46th start. [Legend course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Post de Flacq, Mauritius].
The inaugural BMW Asian Open (Nov 22-25; Asian/Eurpn Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2002 season-opener). Second-placed Thongchai Jaidee (Thai) and José María Olazábal (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Sandelin (Swe). [Ta Shee G&CC, Daxi, nr Taoyuan City, Taiwan].
Played as the Peugeot Open de Espana (April 22-25). Second-placed Ignacio Garrido (Esp), Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Esp) and Paul McGinley (Ire) finished 4 shots behind Sandelin (Swe). [Real (Royal) GC El Prat, El Prat de Llobregat, nr Barcelona Airport. Club now located in Terrassa, nr Barcelona].
Played as the German Open (June 10-13). Sandelin (Swe) beat Retief Goosen (RSA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Faldo course, Sporting Club Berlin, Bad Saarow, nr Berlin; at the time known as the Palmerston Resort].
Played as the Open Novotel Perrier (Oct 15-18; Eurpn Tr unofficial money event over 90 holes; two-man teams playing fourball, foursome and greensome formats). Second-placed team of Richard Boxall (Eng) & Derrick Cooper (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Jarmo Sandelin (Swe) & Olle Karlsson (Swe). [Châteaux course, Golf du Médoc, nr Bordeaux].
Played as the Madeira Island Open (March 28-31). Second-placed Paul Affleck (Wales) finished 1 shot behind Sandelin (Swe), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Santo da Serra GC, Machico, Madeira; at the time known as GC Madeira].
Played as the Turespana Open de Canaria (Feb 9-12; next played in 2021). Second-placed Seve Ballesteros (Esp) and Paul Eales (Eng) finished 1 shot behind first-time European Tour winner Jarmo Sandelin (Swe). [Maspalomas Golf, Gran Canaria, Spain].
Sandelin (Swe) won the European Tour 1995 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Sandelin finished 21st on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of £173,856.
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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