Stephan Jaeger may never win a PGA Tour event, but he knows how to earn a paycheck. His T-25th finish in his last start at the Sanderson Farms Championship was the German’s 14th- straight made cut dating back to April.
The streak includes 10 top-30s, including T-9th at the Rocket Mortgage Classic and T-18th at the Mexico Open at Vidanta, the same country we’re in this week for the World Wide Technology Championship.
The 34-year-old Tennessee–Chattanooga alum has bounced back and forth between the Korn Ferry Tour and PGA Tour. I’m sure he’s glad to get some stability with his PGA Tour card locked up for next season.
Now, he’s trying to hang onto his spot between 51-60 in the FedEx Cup Fall standings to get into the first couple signature events of 2024. Jaeger’s currently No. 58 with a few events to go.
Jaeger’s statistical profile is impressive this season. He’s seventh in Strokes Gained: Around-the-Green per round (.389) and is in the positive in every SG category. He’s 19th Off-the-Tee (.942) and 26th in SG: Total (.836).
He is also 11th in greens in regulation (69.79%). Putting is his weakness, but he can get hot with that club, too.
He was never hotter than when Jaeger recorded the first 58 on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2016.
That type of low round is illustrative of his ability to card red numbers. Jaeger ranks second in total birdies (454) over the last season.
Without wind or rain in the forecast this week in Cabo, Jaeger should be able to pin his ears back at El Cardonal.