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].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
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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