Who's who: Jarmo Sandelin

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Who's who: Jarmo Sandelin

  • Name:

    Jarmo Sakari Sandelin
  • Country:

    Sweden
  • Born:

    May 10, 1967 in Imatra, South Karelia, Finland.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1987

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (1999). European Tour Rookie of the Year (1995). European Tour wins (5).

Did you know?

Born in Finland, Sandelin grew up in Sweden and subsequently became a Swedish citizen. After joining the ranks of professional golfers in 1987 it took him until the 1994 season on the second-tier Challenge Tour to qualify for his full European Tour card. In 1995 he set about making up for lost time. In this his rookie year he won the Canaries Open, finished 21st on the Order of Merit, and was declared the European Tour's Rookie of the Year. Further Tour wins followed in the 1990s and in 2001.

Top tournaments won by Jarmo Sandelin

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sandelin, Jarmo

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

€61,400

Title sponsor

MCB

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].

2001
Asia
Ta Shee G&CC
278 (-10)
US$242,200
BMW

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Sandelin, Jarmo

Venue

Ta Shee G&CC

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

US$242,200

Title sponsor

BMW

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].

1999
Europe
267 (-21)
€166,660
Peugeot

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sandelin, Jarmo

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

€166,660

Title sponsor

Peugeot

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].

1999
Europe
274 (-14)
€166,660
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sandelin, Jarmo

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

€166,660

Title sponsor

x

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].

1998
Europe
329 (-26)
£35,000
Novotel/Perrier

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sandelin, Jarmo

Score

329 (-26)

Prize money

£35,000

Title sponsor

Novotel/Perrier

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sandelin, Jarmo

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

£50,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

1995
Europe
282 (-6)
£40,720
Turespana

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sandelin, Jarmo

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

£40,720

Title sponsor

Turespana

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].

1995
Awards
£173,856
see Score
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sandelin, Jarmo

Venue

Score

£173,856

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

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.

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