Stephan Jaeger’s only got one appearance at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, but it was a pretty good one.
The German posted 72-67-66-71 to take T-20th. He was threatening a top-10 until a late double bogey on Sunday. That was his only double or worse all week.
Jaeger ranked 17th in the field in scrambling (69.57%) and was T-30th in driving accuracy (60.71%).
The 33-year-old out of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga has bounced back and forth from the Korn Ferry Tour to the PGA Tour throughout his career. Finally, he’s found some consistency by keeping his PGA Tour card from 2021-22 into 2022-23.
Last season, he posted six top-25s and made the FedEx Cup Playoffs. He took solo fifth at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, which began an ongoing made-cut streak of six.
In 2022-23, Jaeger’s made all three cuts highlighted by T-30th at the Sanderson Farms Championship. He also took T-40th in his last start a couple weeks back at the ZOZO Championship.
Last season, Jaeger ranked 10th in strokes gained around the green per round (.408). He was above average in all SG categories except off the tee.
He has the capability of going low. Jaeger ranked seventh in holes per eagle (102) and was fourth in total eagles (15). He famously shot 58 in a KFT event in 2016.
I’m not sure that low of a number is in the cards at Port Royal Golf Club, but he could certainly dip into red figures to claim his first PGA Tour victory this week in Bermuda.