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.
Women’s major championships: the month of June sees two women’s majors: the US Women’s Open (June 3-6), with A Lim Kim defending, and the Women’s PGA Championship (June 24-27), with Sei Young Kim defending.
Senior PGA Championship: the revered Southern Hills in Oklahoma hosts the 81st staging of this event (May 27-30); Ken Tanigawa holds the title from its last playing in 2019.
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.
American Dunes opens for play following Nicklaus transformation
Nicklaus Design has transformed the former Grand Haven Golf Club in Michigan into the American Dunes Golf Club, a new public course that is now open for play
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