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Raphaël Jacquelin

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Raphaël Jacquelin
Personal information
Born (1974-05-08) 8 May 1974 (age 50)
Lyon, France
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb; 11.7 st)
Sporting nationality France
ResidenceCoppet, Switzerland
Fanny Jacquelin
(m. 2004)
Turned professional1995
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins8
Highest ranking55 (15 July 2007)[1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour4
Asian Tour1
Challenge Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 2004, 2007, 2010, 2011
U.S. OpenT21: 2012
The Open Championship8th: 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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1995 French Amateur Championship

Professional wins (8)[edit]

European Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 16 Oct 2005 Open de Madrid −23 (64-64-64-69=261) 3 strokes Scotland Paul Lawrie
2 22 Apr 2007 BMW Asian Open1 −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 (73-66-73-71=283) Playoff Chile Felipe Aguilar, Germany Maximilian Kieffer

1Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour

European Tour playoff record (1–1)

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

Challenge Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 22 Jun 1997 Memorial Olivier Barras −5 (68-69=137) 2 strokes Switzerland Carlos Duran, England Denny Lucas,
England Gary Marks, England Matt McGuire,
Argentina Marcos Moreno, Italy Mario Tadini
2 31 Aug 1997 Steelcover Dutch Challenge −11 (68-71-68-70=277) 3 strokes England Andrew Butterfield, Australia Mathew Goggin,
England Roger Winchester

French Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 23 Nov 2013 Richard Mille Invitational 3 and 1 France Édouard Dubois

Other wins (1)[edit]

  • 1997 Championnat de France Pro

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship T13 CUT T53 T54 T65 CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open T21
The Open Championship 8 CUT CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

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


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 10 5
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 3 16 6

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Match Play
Championship T59
Invitational T77
Champions 73
  Did not play

"T" = Tied

Team appearances[edit]




  1. ^ "Week 28 2007 Ending 15 Jul 2007" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Jacquelin claims first Tour title". BBC Sport. 16 October 2005. Retrieved 2009-04-01.
  3. ^ "Raphael Jacquelin beats Anthony Wall to Sicilian Open and third European title". BBC Sport. 21 March 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-21.
  4. ^ "Raphael Jacquelin edges remarkable playoff at Open de Espana". European Tour. 21 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-22.

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