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Raphaël Jacquelin

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (42) / 5/8/1974
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 163

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Raphaël Jacquelin followed up his opening 66 with a 6-under-par 32-33=65 in round two of the Portugal Masters at Victoria Clube de Golfe and is currently solo second in the clubhouse on 11-under 131.
Another good day for the Frenchman started off quietly as he posted three straight pars before he opened his birdie account with back-to-back circles at 4 and 5. On the homeward stretch he added further par breakers at 12, 13, 15 and 17 but ended with a slightly frustrating walk-off bogey at 18 to slip three behind leader Marc Warren. Presuming he stays there, Jacquelin will start the weekend in the top 10 for just the third time this season. He was T9 after 36 holes in the Indian Open before slipping to T65 and was the halfway leader in the BMW International Open, eventually finishing fourth. He sits 82nd on the Race to Dubai. Oct 21 - 9:15 AM

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Raphaël Jacquelin pegged a smart lap of 5-under-par 32-35=67 on The Old Course at St. Andrews in round one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

13 visits to this event have reaped the Frenchman seven top 30 finishes and he's made a good start in his bid to add an eighth. He made short work of the cosy opener at St. Andrews, ticking a three on the short par-4. He then added a burst of three red numbers in four holes at 5, 7 and 8. On the back nine he made birdie-4 at 12 but bogey-5 at 16 before completing his circuit with a final birdie on the short par-4 18th. When he headed off for dinner, ready to contemplate a second round at Carnoustie, he was three behind the lead.
Oct 6 - 11:58 AM

Raphaël Jacquelin cracked the top 25 in last year's Porsche European Open and heads back to Germany this week to try his luck again.

With heavy flooding leading to the cancellation of the practice round and Pro-Am, previous form at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach’s Beckenbauer Course might just count for a little extra. Jacquelin posted T24 there in 2015 after shooting 70-67-69-70 to finish nine strokes behind winner Thongchai Jaidee. The Frenchman's best result this season also came in Germany when solo fourth at the BMW International Open in May. He added T12 in the Omega European Masters earlier this month but has since missed cuts at the KLM and Italian Opens. The four-time European Tour winner is currently 81st on the Race to Dubai.
Sep 21 - 8:54 AM

Raphaël Jacquelin rubber-stamped his improved form with a level-par final round of 34-38=72 which saw him finish solo fourth at the BMW International Open at Gut Larchenhof on 11-under 277.

The Frenchman revealed this week that he was so concerned with his long game at Wentworth last month he approached David Leadbetter and has been receiving lessons from the esteemed coach ever since. The first fruits of that partnership were born at the Nordea Masters, where he finished T8, and this result backs up his hard work, even if he may regret failing to progress in the final 36 holes, pegging rounds of 72-72 to the 65-68 he opened with. For a while on the final afternoon he promised to contend, with red numbers at 1, 3 and 5 drawing him 1 behind the eventual winner Henrik Stenson. But although he added 1 more red number at 13, there were also 4 bogeys which ultimately did for his victory chances.
Jun 26 - 12:55 PM

Raphaël Jacquelin tacked on a second-round 4-under-par 34-34=68 to his opening 65 to post 11-under 133 after two rounds of the BMW International Open in Germany, good enough for the joint clubhouse lead with Henrik Stenson. EDIT: Late in the day Kiradech Aphibarnrat made it a thee-way tie for the lead.

The Frenchman has made just a single bogey through 36 holes, that coming on the par-3 8th today, and continues to thrive on Gut Larchenhof's gettable par 5s. He birdied all four in round one and registered circles again at 3, 7 and 13 today. Jacquelin picked up his other shots at 6 and 12. When he signed for his 65, the four-time European Tour winner was a shot clear of Henrik Stenson but the Swede produced a late birdie to join him in top spot. Earlier, play was suspended for 48 minutes from 08:02 to 08:50 local time due to a threat of lightning.
Jun 24 - 7:24 AM

Flawless Raphaël Jacquelin scorched Gut Larchenhof with a 7-under-par 32-33=65 to claim the third BMW International Open first round lead of his career.

The Frenchman’s touch was as sure as a musketeer as he required just 25 swipes of his blade on a hot day in Germany. After a becalmed start, with three straight pars from the tenth tee, the greens began to yield and he notched 6 birdies in his next 9 holes. A final red number at the par-five 7th took him into sole possession of the lead, one ahead of Oliver Fisher, with Felipe Aguilar, Zander Lombard and Thorbjorn Olesen a further shot back on 5-under. He led this event by 2 shots after 18 holes in 2003 and tied the R1 lead in 2005, both times at Nord-Eichenried GC. It’s his 12th start at Gut Larchenhof; he was T3 in 2004, but that is his only top 20 finish on the course. He revealed afterwards that he has been working with David Leadbetter in the last few weeks and commented on conditions: "It is always good to stay out of the rough, but a bit more so this week, it's thick."
Jun 23 - 12:43 PM

Raphaël Jacquelin has missed seven of his last 14 cuts at the Nordea Masters in Sweden but has enjoyed some success in this week's tournament too.

The Frenchman has made this a regular stop down the years despite only reaching the weekend 50% of the time since T22 in 2001. His best result came courtesy of a fifth place at Barseback in 2006 while he also took T8 at Arlandastad in 2008. He added T24 at Bro Hof Slott (this week's venue) in 2010 and posted another top 25 at PGA Sweden National two years ago. Trying to predict what Jacquelin will do next is never easy and that's been apparent in the last fortnight. He missed the cut at Wentworth and prior to that was T23 in the Irish Open after shooting 69-79-66 over the final 54 holes.
May 31 - 7:25 PM

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

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