Stephan Jäger

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Stephan Jäger
Stephan Jäger in Eichenried
Nation: GermanyGermany Germany
Career data
Professional since: 2012
Current tour: PGA tour
Tournament wins: 4th

Stephan Jäger (born May 30, 1989 in Munich ) is a German professional golfer .

Athletic career

In 2007 he won the Bavarian youth championship.

At the age of 17, he went to the United States to study in 2006, where he played on the golf team there during his four-year studies at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga.

He made his debut on the European Golf Tour at the BMW International Open in 2011.

At the end of 2012 he was the first German ever to advance into the final phase of the Q-School for the Nationwide Tour, where he was able to earn a tour ticket for the former Nationwide Tour (forerunner of the Tour). However, in his first year on the Tour, he did not succeed in earning the tour ticket for the following year, which he should only achieve again for the tour year 2015.

He has played the Tour continuously since 2015, but his dream of getting a tour ticket for the first-class PGA Tour has not yet come true. In 2016, after the regular season (normal season in which the best 25 players earn a PGA tour card), he was only missing a little more than USD 3,000 for the tour card. But this year he achieved his first tournament victory on the Tour at the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae. Here he scored 58 strokes, the lowest round ever played on the PGA or Tour. He also achieved a score of −30 under par, equivalent to 250 strokes for all four rounds, the lowest total stroke ever played in a Tour tournament.

In 2016 he played alongside Alex Cejka for Germany in the World Cup of Golf team competition.

In 2017 he won two tournaments on the Tour. This enabled him to place himself among the top 25 players in the regular season and thus to receive a tour ticket for the PGA Tour.

Tournament victories Tour Wins (4)

  • 2016 Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae
  • 2017 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation
  • 2017 Rust-Oleum Championship
  • 2018 Knoxville Open

Team competitions

Results at major championships

Tournament 2015 2016 2017
Open Championship DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP
DNP = not participated
CUT = Cut not made
"T" split placement
WD = participation withdrawn
Green background for victories
Yellow background for top 10

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. meet the 25 newest pga tour members. August 27, 2017, accessed on August 31, 2017 .