Jarmo Sandelin

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Jarmo Sandelin
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Personal information
Full nameJarmo Sakari Sandelin
Born (1967-05-10) 10 May 1967 (age 52)
Imatra, Finland
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb; 12.9 st)
Nationality Sweden
ResidenceStockholm, Sweden
SpouseLinda Sandelin
ChildrenLukas, Douglas, Axel
Turned professional1987
Former tour(s)European Tour
PGA Tour
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
European Tour5
Asian Tour1
Challenge Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 2000
The Open ChampionshipT31: 2000
PGA ChampionshipT24: 2000
Achievements and awards
Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year

Jarmo Sakari Sandelin (born 10 May 1967) is a Swedish professional golfer.

Sandelin was born in Imatra, Finland but grew up in Sweden, and is now a Swedish citizen. He turned professional in 1987 and despite several visits to qualifying school, did not win a place on the European Tour until 1995 when he graduated from the second tier Challenge Tour by finishing in 9th place on the end of season rankings in 1994. He won the Turespana Open De Canaria during his début season as he finished in 21st place on the Order of Merit and was named the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year.[1]

In 1996, Sandelin played on the United States-based PGA Tour, but made just one cut from 14 tournament starts during the season. He returned to Europe towards the end of the year with immediate success, winning the Madeira Island Open.[2] He has won a total of five tournaments on the European Tour and his best season was 1999, when he won the Spanish and German Opens and finished 9th on the Order of Merit. He also made his only Ryder Cup appearance that year, but was only selected to play in the singles and lost his match.

Sandelin suffered a loss of form after the turn of the century which culminated in a return to qualifying school in 2005. Having employed a coach for the first time in his career,[3] he regained his European Tour card immediately.[4] He has managed to maintain his playing status since, although sometimes by the narrowest of margins. In 2007 he edged out Lee Slattery for the last automatic card for 2008 by just €77.[5]

Professional wins[edit]

European Tour wins (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 12 Feb 1995 Turespana Open De Canaria –6 (74-72-66-70=282) 1 stroke Spain Seve Ballesteros, England Paul Eales
2 31 Mar 1996 Madeira Island Open –9 (72-67-71-69=279) 1 stroke Wales Paul Affleck
3 25 Apr 1999 Peugeot Open de España –21 (66-66-66-69=267) 4 strokes Spain Ignacio Garrido, Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez,
Republic of Ireland Paul McGinley
4 13 Jun 1999 German Open –14 (69-64-73-68=274) Playoff South Africa Retief Goosen
5 25 Nov 2001
(2002 season)
BMW Asian Open^ –10 (72-66-72-68=278) 1 stroke Spain José María Olazábal, Thailand Thongchai Jaidee

^ Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1999 German Open South Africa Retief Goosen Won with par on first extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

Other wins (2)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
U.S. Open CUT WD
The Open Championship T79 65 T31
PGA Championship CUT T24

Note: Sandelin never played in the Masters Tournament.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Glover, Tim (20 June 1999). "First Night – Jarmo Sandelin: The maverick of the fairways". London: The Independent. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
  2. ^ "In Your Face". Sports Illustrated. 20 September 1999. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Sandelin finds hope at School". Irish Times. 10 November 2005. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
  4. ^ "Whitehouse seals Tour School win". BBC Sport. 15 November 2005. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
  5. ^ "Little and Finch celebrate on a tension packed day". PGA European Tour. 28 October 2007. Archived from the original on 29 October 2007. Retrieved 4 August 2009.

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