Born:May 8, 1974 in Lyon, France.
Original/Home Club:Lyon, France
Played as the Open de España (April 18-21). Jacquelin (Fra) beat Maximilian Kieffer (Ger) after a European Tour record equalling 9-hole sudden-death playoff. Felipe Aguilar (Chile) was eliminated at the second playoff hole. [Parador de El Saler, nr Valencia, Spain].
Played as the inaugural Sicilian Open (March 17-20). Second-placed Anthony Wall (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Raphaël Jacquelin (Fra). Monday finish required following bad weather on the Sunday. [Links course, Donnafugata Resort, Ragusa, Sicily].
Played as the BMW Asian Open (April 19-22; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Søren Kjeldsen (Den) finished 2 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Jacquelin (Fra). [Tomson GC, Pudong, Shanghai, China].
Played as the Open de Madrid (Oct 13-16). Second-placed Paul Lawrie (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Jacquelin (Fra), who recorded his first European Tour win after 238 starts on the Tour. [Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
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.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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