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Raphaël Jacquelin

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (41) / 5/8/1974
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 163

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Raphaël Jacquelin has made six of his last seven cuts but is still outside the top 100 in the Race to Dubai going into this week's Trophée Hassan II in Morocco.
While the Frenchman continues to cash, he can't yet find a spark on the weekend and only once in that recent run has he cracked the top 40, a T24 in the Shenzhen International in China two weeks ago. A failure to shoot a single round in the 60s on the weekend this season means he's only 117th on the RTD so he'll want to snap that streak in Rabat. Jacquelin has plenty of experience in this part of the world and has made eight of his last 10 cuts in Morocco. That includes twice at this week's venue, Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, where he was T31 in the 2001 Moroccan Open and T57 in this event in 2010. May 4 - 5:24 AM

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Raphaël Jacquelin toured Genzon GC in 4-under-par 34-34=68 and is in tied second place on day one of the Shenzhen International in China.

That gives the early leaderboard a real French flavor as his compatriot Alexander Levy leads the way on 6-under. Jacquelin was slow out of the blocks with four pars and a bogey-6 at the par-5 2nd hole but hit the birdie trail with gains at 6, 7 and 9 to turn in 34. He dropped a shot at 10 but circled further par breakers at 12, 15 and 17 to card his second lowest round of a so far disappointing season. He's made four of his last five cuts but hasn't managed anything better than T45 so this is a good platform from which to go on and better the T24 he posted at Genzon in the 2014 China Open.
Apr 21 - 5:06 AM

Raphaël Jacquelin won the 2013 Open de Espana at Parador de El Saler and will try his luck again this week when the tournament heads to Valderrama.

In tough conditions three years ago, the Frenchman took the title in a playoff after finishing tied at 5-under alongside Felipe Aguilar and Max Kieffer. It was his fourth European Tour win and second in Spain following his victory in the 2005 Open de Madrid. Jacquelin also has some strong form at Valderrama where he's teed it up seven times. His last four finishes reading back from 2011 (the last time it staged an event) show: 15-7-17-9. As for current form, he's cashed in three of his last four starts but has nothing better than a T45 in Malaysia. However, he could be an interesting sleeper pick this week given his course and country form.
Apr 13 - 7:07 AM

Raphaël Jacquelin aced the 182-yard 5th hole in a 5-under-par 34-33=67 on day one of the Hero Indian Open.

In a wild opening nine, the Frenchman posted two eagles, a birdie, three bogeys and three pars. That included the 12th hole-in-one on the European Tour this season when he drained his tee-shot at 5. "That was a nice hole-in-one," he said. "I hit an eight iron and got a little lucky with the bounce on the right side of the green. You can see it on TV that it bounces on the right side of the green and then kicks towards the hole. Sometimes good things happen." On his second nine, Jacquelin made it three bogeys in a row with another dropped shot at 10 but hit back with birdies at 11, 12, 14 and 18 to finish just two shots behind leader Daniel Im.
Mar 17 - 9:50 AM

Raphaël Jacquelin will make his 27th start of the season when he pegs it up in the Turkish Airlines Open.

The Frenchman is 39th on the Race To Dubai ahead of the trip to Turkey and only three players in the top 40 have played more events during the current campaign. Quantity hasn't always meant quality for Jacquelin as he's cashed only 14 times. The best of those was T2 in July's Scottish Open while he posted another top 10 two starts later with T7 in the Omega European Masters. His latest form is disappointing though and he'll arrive at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal on the back of three straight missed cuts. The 41-year-old only managed T55 last year but in the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2013 he shot a 10-under 62 in round three and finished T5.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 05:00:00 AM

Raphaël Jacquelin enjoyed his best finish in five starts at the KLM Open when T11 last year and will look to improve it again this week.

Somewhat curiously, he finished T26 in each of his first three appearances in the event, two of those coming at Hilversumsche and the other on this week's par 70 at Kennemer. Twice he opened with 65s on the former course but couldn't cash in fully. His best lap at Kennemer is a 64 in round four in 2008 while he also closed with a 65 to post that T11 finish 12 months ago. The Frenchman is 35th on the current Race To Dubai, his points boosted in recent events via a T2 in the Scottish Open and a T7 in the Omega European Masters.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 04:06:00 PM

Raphaël Jacquelin had a triple and three bogeys on his card but still managed to produce a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in round three of the Omega European Masters and is just two off the lead.

After a routine four at the opening hole, the Frenchman boarded the roller-coaster and didn't have another par on his card until the 12th. That 10-hole stretch included seven birdies, including five straight from the 6th, bogeys at the 5th and 11th and a triple bogey-7 at par-4 5th. Jacquelin tripped up again by swallowing another bogey at the easy par-5 15th but found an eighth birdie of the day at the last to post 10-under 200. That's just two swings behind joint leaders Matt Fitzpatrick and Danny Willett. Much of the damage was caused by splitting just 5 (of 13) fairways.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 12:12:00 PM

With a 6-under-par 31-33=64, Raphaël Jacquelin put himself in line for a weekend title challenge at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland.

The Frenchman, who was runner-up in the Scottish Open two weeks ago, kept the bogeys of his card today -- a contrast to an error-ridden opening round that featured a pair of 6s. Jacquelin circled two birdies on each nine and gave his round real impetus with an eagle-3 at the par-5 15th. He missed just one of the 13 fairways at Crans-sur-Sierre, hit 16 greens in regulation and was 2-for-2 in scrambling. His leap of over 30 spots up the leaderboard to T5 has put him just four behind Korean pacesetters Y.E. Yang and Seuk-hyun Baek.
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 10:33:00 AM

With a 6-under-par 31-33=64, Raphaël Jacquelin jumped from T24 to solo second after three rounds of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

The Frenchman looked set to be a bit part player on the weekend but now has a serious chance of landing his fifth European Tour title after surging up the leaderboard and settling at 11-under 199. That's just a shot behind leader Daniel Brooks. Jacquelin had six 3s on his opening nine, four of those birdies, and added further par breakers at 12 and 13. He was far from immaculate off the tee and split just 7 (of 14) fairways but his short game was razor-sharp. Jacquelin was 6-for-6 in scrambling and needed just 23 putts.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 03:08:00 PM

Raphaël Jacquelin slots in at 99th on the Race To Dubai ahead of this week's Nordea Masters on The Lakes Course at PGA Sweden National.

The Frenchman enjoyed his first look at the par 72 when it staged its first European Tour event last year, shooting four solid rounds to crack the top 25. He also owns two top 10s (2008 and 2006) in previous editions of this event. The concern for gamers is his latest form. Since making his sixth cut out of seven with a T31 in the Volvo China Open, the veteran hasn't cashed in his last three events. The stats suggest a cold putter is holding him back.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 04:50:00 PM

Raphaël Jacquelin won the 2013 Open de España and returns for another crack at Real Golf Club El Prat, near Barcelona.

The Frenchman won't forget this event in a hurry after coming through an incredible nine-hole playoff to win the title at Parador de El Saler two years ago. This year he does battle at Real Golf Club El Prat which hasn't been kind to him in previous editions. Jacquelin has a strong record in this tournament with that win, a third in 2010 and top 10s in both 2001 and 2005. But at El Prat he's missed the cut all three times although only one of those (2011) came on the Greg Norman redesign. As for current form, he's cashed in six of his last seven events but hasn't managed a top 20 in any of those.
Tue, May 12, 2015 04:06:00 AM

Raphaël Jacquelin birdied his final three holes in a 5-under-par 32-33=65 on day one of the Tshwane Open.

A decent first day at Pretoria CC turned into a very good one for the Frenchman as his late burst put him second in the clubhouse -- just one stroke behind early pacesetter Wallie Coetsee. Jacquelin started fast with three par breakers in his opening five holes but stalled with ten straight pars and a bogey at the fourth. Then came the hot finish to put him in position to mount a title charge following a disappointing missed cut in last week's Africa Open.
Thu, Mar 12, 2015 06:27:00 AM

Frenchman Raphaël Jacquelin has the form to feature on the leaderboard at this week's Africa Open.

In his last three starts on South African turf, the 40-year-old has finished T13-T5-T7. The most recent of those came at January's South African Open. Jacquelin is 4-for-5 this season and before taking the last three events off he finished T25 in Malaysia and T27 in Dubai. He does have some past, if distant, experience of East London. The four-time European Tour winner was T65 in the 2001 South African Open played there and missed the cut in the 2010 Africa Open.
Wed, Mar 4, 2015 07:42:00 AM

Raphaël Jacquelin tees off in this week's South African Open for the first time since 2004.

It comes as a surprise it's taken the Frenchman this long to line up again given that he finished T5 in that tournament at Erinvale 11 years ago. He was also 19th the year before. It appears the return to a January date from the pre-Christmas slot it occupied from 2005 has persuaded Jacquelin to try his luck again. The four-time European Tour winner ended his 2014 campaign with a T55 at the Turkish Airlines Open in mid-November.
Wed, Jan 7, 2015 09:03:00 AM

With a birdie on the ninth hole of sudden death, Raphaël Jacquelin defeated Max Kieffer at the Open de España at Parador de El Saler in Valencia, Spain.

The Frenchman was 1-for-7 in birdie opportunities in the playoff before converting the winning putt from medium distance behind and above the hole at the par-4 18th, the only hole used in sudden death. Kieffer, a 22-year-old rookie from Germany playing in just his 16th event on the European Tour, left his longer birdie try well short to open the door. They finished regulation in 5-under 283, as did Felipe Aguilar of Chile. After the threesome carded two pars to start the playoff, Jacquelin and Kieffer birdied the third time through. Kieffer's was the highlight as he rolled his attempt in from long distance from a lie off the green in the front right. Aguilar was eliminated when his chip failed to fall. Jacquelin and Kieffer then parred the hole five more times before Jacquelin's second birdie. The nine-hole playoff ties the all-time European Tour record. Jacquelin, who will turn 39 years of age on May 8, picks up his fourth career title on the circuit.
Sun, Apr 21, 2013 01:52:00 PM