Jaeger Earns Fourth Tour Title At Knoxville Open
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2018-05-14
Stephan Jaeger Has Earned Four Web.com Tour Titles In His Last 31 Starts, Including A Three-Shot Triumph At Fox Den CC. (PGA TOUR/Stephen Andress)
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — The start of his rookie season on the PGA TOUR hasn’t gone quite the way Stephan Jaeger had hoped. In 17 starts, the Germany native has only been able to card one top-25 finish, a T20 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. For a player that admits to being momentum-driven, he was searching for one great week to set the fire underneath him. When he was unable to make it into the field at THE PLAYERS Championship, the Tennessee transplant decided to try his hand at a quasi-home game, the Web.com Tour’s Knoxville Open.
The decision ended up paying off in a big way – quite literally – for Jaeger, who posted a final-round, 7-under 64 to come back from a two-stroke deficit and take home the coveted orange champion’s jacket at 16-under 268. The 28-year-old bested money list leader Sungjae Im by three strokes, due in part to birdies on the final two holes. Finishing one stroke back of Im was Wyndham Clark, who picked up his second-consecutive top-5 finish.
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