|Full name||Raphaël Jacquelin|
8 May 1974 |
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||74 kg (163 lb; 11.7 st)|
|Spouse||Fanny (m. 2004)|
|Children||Hugo (b. 1997)
Roman (b. 2005)
Melvil (b. 2007)
|Current tour(s)||European Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||T21: 2012|
|The Open Championship||8th: 2011|
|PGA Championship||CUT: 2004, 2007, 2010, 2011|
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. 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. 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.
Amateur wins (1)
- 1995 French Amateur Championship
Professional wins (7)
European Tour wins (4)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||16 Oct 2005||Open de Madrid||–23 (64-64-64-69=261)||3 strokes||Paul Lawrie|
|2||22 Apr 2007||BMW Asian Open
(co-sanctioned with Asian Tour)
|–10 (66-69-70-73=278)||2 strokes||Søren Kjeldsen|
|3||21 Mar 2011||Sicilian Open||–12 (66-69-69-68=272)||1 stroke||Anthony Wall|
|4||21 Apr 2013||Open de España||–5 (73-66-73-71=283)||Playoff||Felipe Aguilar, Maximilian Kieffer|
European Tour playoff record (1–1)
|1||2004||Dunhill Championship||Grégory Havret, Marcel Siem||Siem won with birdie on third extra hole
Havret eliminated by birdie on second hole
|2||2013||Open de España||Felipe Aguilar, Maximilian Kieffer||Won with birdie on ninth extra hole
Aguilar eliminated by birdie on third hole
Challenge Tour wins (2)
Other wins (1)
- 1997 Championnat de France Pro
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||CUT||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||DNP||T13||CUT||T53||T54||DNP||DNP||T65||DNP||CUT|
|The Open Championship||DNP||8||CUT||DNP||DNP||CUT|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||1||2||10||5|
Professional team appearances
- Alfred Dunhill Cup (representing France): 2000
- World Cup (representing France): 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011
- Seve Trophy (representing Continental Europe): 2002, 2003, 2007, 2011
- "Jacquelin claims first Tour title". BBC Sport. 16 October 2005. Retrieved 2009-04-01.
- "Raphael Jacquelin beats Anthony Wall to Sicilian Open and third European title". BBC Sport. 21 March 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-21.
- "Raphael Jacquelin edges remarkable playoff at Open de Espana". European Tour. 21 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-22.