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.
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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