Joy for Jaeger at Houston Open

Germany’s Stephan Jaeger claimed his first PGA Tour victory at the 135th attempt after shooting a final round 67 to emerge from a crowded leaderboard at the Houston Open and win by one shot.

The Munich-born 34-year-old posted rounds of 69, 66 66 and 67 at the Memorial Park Golf Course to finish the week at 12 under, one better than the group of five players who finished tied second, including world no.1 Scottie Scheffler, who missed a five-foot birdie putt on the final hole that would have forced a play-off and a given him a shot at a third consecutive PGA Tour victory.

Jaeger, who won six times on the Korn Ferry Tour since 2016 before graduating to the PGA Tour in 2021, was part of a five-way tie for the lead heading into the final round. He carded four birdies and a bogey on the front nine before making nine straight pars to close out the win.

Thomas Detry, Alejandro Tosti, Taylor Moore and Tony Finau tied for second with Scheffler on -11, with English pair David Skins and Aaron Rai finishing a shot back in tied seventh.

Detry, seeking his first win on the PGA Tour, suffered a particularly frustrating afternoon on the greens, missing an eight-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole and a similar distance birdie putt on 17.

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Stephan Jaeger WITB
Driver: Ping G430 LST (9°)
Fairway Woods: Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond 3-wood (15°), Ping G425 Max 7-wood (20.5°)
Irons: Ping S55 (3-PW)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (50°, 54°, 56°)
Putter: Odyssey Ai-One 2-Ball
Ball: Titleist Pro V1