Stephen Jaeger just played the round of his career at the Ellie Mae Classic. The German-born player, who currently sits 102nd on the Web.com Tour money list, made 12 birdies and six pars on the near 7,200-yard TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, California to set the mark.
“I’m really happy with the way I played, especially on the back nine,” (no shit) said Jaeger. “You don’t know when those days are going to come, and they come unexpectedly. Days like this are very, very, very rare.”
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There have been just two 58s recorded in “official” major tour professional events. Jason Bohn did it in 2001 on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada, and Ryo Ishikawa did it on the Japan Tour in 2010. There has never been a 58 on the PGA Tour, although there has been six 59s – here’s the distinguished list.
Jaeger is just 5-foot-9, but averaged 341 yards off the tee Thursday. He also hit 92 percent of his fairways and 83 percent of his greens, not to mention slotting everything from within 10-feet.
The Web.com has a camaraderie you just don’t see on the PGA Tour, these guys share rooms, travel arrangements and generally scrape to keep their professional careers going.
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Stephen Jaeger has earned just $140,000 from professional golf in his 4 year career, can you imagine what that leaves him with after travel and living!? Nothing! Hopefully this can catapult his career, either way, it’s a phenomenal achievement. Congrats!