|Full name||Jarmo Sakari Sandelin|
10 May 1967 |
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||82 kg (181 lb; 12.9 st)|
|Children||Lukas, Douglas, Axel|
|Former tour(s)||European Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||CUT: 2000|
|The Open Championship||T31: 2000|
|PGA Championship||T24: 2000|
|Achievements and awards|
|Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year
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.
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. 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, he regained his European Tour card immediately. 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.
European Tour wins (5)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||12 Feb 1995||Turespana Open De Canaria||–6 (74-72-66-70=282)||1 stroke||Seve Ballesteros, Paul Eales|
|2||31 Mar 1996||Madeira Island Open||–9 (72-67-71-69=279)||1 stroke||Paul Affleck|
|3||25 Apr 1999||Peugeot Open de España||–21 (66-66-66-69=267)||4 strokes|| Ignacio Garrido, Miguel Ángel Jiménez,
|4||13 Jun 1999||German Open||–14 (69-64-73-68=274)||Playoff||Retief Goosen|
|5||25 Nov 2001
|BMW Asian Open^||–10 (72-66-72-68=278)||1 stroke||José María Olazábal, Thongchai Jaidee|
^ Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour
European Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||1999||German Open||Retief Goosen||Won with par on first extra hole|
Challenge Tour wins (1)
- 1994 Challenge Novotel
Other wins (2)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T79||DNP||DNP||DNP||65||T31||DNP|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = Missed the half-way cut
WD = Withdrew
"T" = tied
- Alfred Dunhill Cup (representing Sweden): 1995, 1996, 1999
- World Cup (representing Sweden): 1995, 1996, 1999
- Ryder Cup (representing Europe): 1999
- Seve Trophy (representing Continental Europe): 2000 (winners)
- 1995 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 2005 European Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 2009 European Tour Qualifying School graduates
- Glover, Tim (20 June 1999). "First Night – Jarmo Sandelin: The maverick of the fairways". London: The Independent. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
- "In Your Face". Sports Illustrated. 20 September 1999. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
- "Sandelin finds hope at School". Irish Times. 10 November 2005. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
- "Whitehouse seals Tour School win". BBC Sport. 15 November 2005. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
- "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.