Who's who in golf - Jarmo Sandelin

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Name: - Jarmo 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).

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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

2019Snr EuropeTour Championship (Eurpn Snrs)Belle Mare Plage204 (-12)€61,400
Played as the MCB Tour Championship - Mauritus (Dec 13-15; last of three European Snr Tour final series events). Second-placed James Kingston (RSA) finished 3 shots behind 52-year-old Sandelin (Swe), who recorded his first European Senior (Staysure) Tour win in his 46th start on the Tour. [Legend course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Post de Flacq, Mauritius].
2001Men AsiaBMW Asian OpenTa Shee G&CC278 (-10)US$242,200
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].
1999Men EuropeGerman OpenSporting Club Berlin274 (-14)€166,660
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].
1999Men EuropeSpanish OpenEl Prat267 (-21)€166,660
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].
1998Men EuropeNovotel Perrier OpenGolf du Medoc329 (-26)£35,000
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].
1996Men EuropeMadeira Islands OpenSanto da Serra279 (-9)£50,000
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].
1995Men EuropeCanaries OpenMaspalomas282 (-6)£40,720
Played as the Turespana Open de Canaria (Feb 9-12; next played in 2005). Second-placed Seve Ballesteros (Esp) and Paul Eales (Eng) finished 1 shot behind first-time European Tour winner Sandelin (Swe). [Maspalomas Golf, Gran Canaria, Spain].
1995Men AwardsRookie of Yr - Eurpn Tr£173,856see Score
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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