Raphaël Jacquelin

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Raphaël Jacquelin
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Raphaël Jacquelin
Born (1974-05-08) 8 May 1974 (age 40)
Lyon, France
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb; 11.7 st)
Nationality  France
Residence Coppet, Switzerland
Spouse Fanny (m. 2004)
Children Hugo (b. 1997)
Roman (b. 2005)
Melvil (b. 2007)
Career
Turned professional 1995
Current tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 4
Challenge Tour 2
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T21: 2012
The Open Championship 8th: 2011
PGA Championship CUT: 2004, 2007, 2010, 2011

Raphaël Jacquelin (born 8 May 1974) is a French professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.

Jacquelin was born in Lyon. He turned professional in 1995, after winning the French Amateur Championship.

Jacquelin began his professional career on the Challenge Tour. In 1997 he claimed two wins on his way to fourth on the season ending money list, which was sufficient to grant him full playing privileges on the European Tour for the following season.

Jacquelin had to wait for his first title at the top level, eventually winning on his 238th European Tour start at the 2005 Open de Madrid.[1] His second victory came in 2007 at the BMW Asian Open. His best finish on the Order of Merit to date has been 20th in 2003.

During part of 2007 and 2008 Jacquelin was the highest ranked French golfer on the Official World Golf Ranking.

Jacquelin won his third Tour title in 2011 at the Sicilian Open with a one stroke victory over England's Anthony Wall.[2] The event had to be concluded on a Monday after bad weather had curtailed Sunday's play. As a result of this win, Jacquelin climbed back into the world's top 100.

In April 2013, Jacquelin claimed his fourth European Tour title in a record equaling sudden-death playoff at the Open de España. After shooting a one-under-par 71 in the final round, Jacquelin was in a three-way tie at the top alongside Felipe Aguilar and Maximilian Kieffer. All three parred the first two playoff holes, before Aguilar was eliminated on the third when he could only make par. Jacquelin and Kieffer played the 18th hole five more times with scores of par made by both. Jacquelin had a putt on the eighth extra hole of six feet to win but could not convert, however at the ninth extra hole he hit his approach to five feet and when Kieffer could only par, Jacquelin converted to clinch victory. The playoff, lasting over two hours, was the joint longest (nine holes) in the history of the European Tour alongside the 1989 KLM Dutch Open.[3]

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

  • 1995 French Amateur Championship

Professional wins (7)[edit]

European Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 16 Oct 2005 Open de Madrid –23 (64-64-64-69=261) 3 strokes Scotland Paul Lawrie
2 22 Apr 2007 BMW Asian Open
(co-sanctioned with Asian Tour)
–10 (66-69-70-73=278) 2 strokes Denmark Søren Kjeldsen
3 21 Mar 2011 Sicilian Open –12 (66-69-69-68=272) 1 stroke England Anthony Wall
4 21 Apr 2013 Open de España –5 (73-66-72-71=283) Playoff Chile Felipe Aguilar, Germany Maximilian Kieffer

European Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2004 Dunhill Championship France Grégory Havret, Germany Marcel Siem Siem won with birdie on third extra hole
Havret eliminated with birdie on second hole
2 2013 Open de España Chile Felipe Aguilar, Germany Maximilian Kieffer Won with birdie on ninth extra hole
Aguilar eliminated with birdie on third hole

Challenge Tour wins (2)[edit]

Other wins (1)[edit]

  • 1997 Championnat de France Pro

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship DNP T13 CUT T53 T54 DNP DNP T65 DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP
Tournament 2010 2011 2012
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP T21
The Open Championship DNP 8 CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 9 5
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 3 15 6

Professional team appearances[edit]

References[edit]

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