A Quick 9 with Sami Välimäki

March 4, 2020
Sami Valimaki hitting a golf shot out of a bunker

New to Team TaylorMade for 2020, Sami Välimäki needed just six starts to claim his first victory in a dramatic play-off at the Oman Open.

This time last year, Sami was ranked #941 in the Official World Golf Rankings, now breaking into the Top 200 he’s a player to watch out for!

Get to know Sami, in the first of our Quick 9 series.

When you’re at a tournament, how to you start your day?

I’ll go straight to the range. I’ll start with my wedges, then I’ll work my way through my bag and finish with my driver. After that, I’ll head over to the putting green and finish with a few chips then head out onto the course.

Head to the Range or the Course?

I prefer to practice on the range

What are your travel essentials?

My headphones! They are the first thing I pack.

What are you currently listening to?

Right now, I’m really into my podcasts. I love Ice Hockey, NBA and NHL so anything on that I’m listening to it.

Which is your favourite course in the world?

Royal Birkdale

Who would make up your favourite fourball?

Tiger Woods, Tapio Pulkkanen and Dustin Johnson

What’s your best achievement?

Finishing Q-School and getting my European Tour card.

SIM or SIM Max


Mallet or blade?


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Check out Sami's WITB

  • SIM Driver 9°
  • SIM Max Fairway 15°
  • P790 UDI 2 iron
  • P750 4-PW
  • MG2 50° & 54°
  • MG Hi-Toe 58°
  • Spider X Copper
  • TP5x Golf Ball

Go on, give Sami a follow on social and follow his progress on the European Tour, there’s no question that there is plenty more to come for him.

Instagram: @samioskarii

Twitter: @sami_valimak

European TourSIMTP5xSpider XMG2 WedgeP790