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].
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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