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Jaeger earns his first PGA TOUR win as he tops a deep and elite field of competitors that
came down to the final hole.

MARCH 31, 2024

HOUSTON, TX – With nine consecutive pars on the back nine on Championship Sunday, Stephan Jaeger won the 2024 Texas Children’s Houston Open, his first PGA TOUR title in his 135th TOUR start. 2024 represents the fifth year the Astros Golf Foundation has hosted this premier PGA TOUR event and fourth at its permanent home, Memorial Park Golf Course in the heart of Houston.

Born in Munich, Germany, Jaeger moved his way up the leaderboard this week to become the first German player to win on TOUR since Alex Cejka won the Puerto Rico Open in 2015. In round one, he finished one-under at 69, tying for 35th. After round two, he shot an impressive 66, finishing four-under to vault up the leaderboard to tie for fourth. After the cut on Saturday, Jaeger shot another 66 to tie for first at nine-under. On Championship Sunday, Jaeger shot a 67 to finish three-under and held a one-stroke lead at 12-under overall as he waited to see if world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler was going to birdie hole 18 and force a playoff. Sheffler missed the putt to par the hole, finishing tied for second at 11-under, as Jaeger took home his first career PGA TOUR win by one stroke. Overall, on the week, Jaeger, who played his college golf at UT-Chattanooga, finished 12-under 268 (69-66-66-68).

Jaeger, who resides in Chattanooga, Tenn., was presented with the Texas Children’s Houston Open trophy on the 18th green by Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane, his wife, Whitney, and Mark A. Wallace, CEO of the title sponsor, Texas Children’s, and his wife, Shannon.

“First, I’d like to congratulate Stephan Jaeger on his victory today,” said Crane. This was four incredible days of golf from a really deep field. The leaderboard was crowded all week and it came right down to the last shot. Secondly, I want to thank all the golfers who came to compete this week. We will continue to make this a premier tournament for all golfers to enjoy and compete in.”


“Finally, I want to thank the Houston community and our great fans who came out to support the golfers and this tournament. We are incredibly grateful to our fans, our title sponsor Texas Children’s and our community partners for their support. Our ability to continue to give back to this community is truly thanks to the continued and consistent support.”

“Congratulations to Stephan Jaeger, our 2024 Texas Children’s Houston Open Champion.” Giles Kibbe, President of the Astros Golf Foundation said. “Thank you to the PGA TOUR, Houston Mayor John Whitmire, the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, our Astros staff and our volunteers for the role that they all played in making this year’s tournament such a big success. I also want to thank Texas Children’s for their partnership and commitment as the title sponsor, it was an incredible first year of a five-year commitment. This tournament is a long standing and important tradition in Houston. We are proud to continue to give back to our community through the game of golf.


“Our team at Texas Children’s has been proud to take part in the Texas Children’s Houston Open and support this premier sporting event that has made such a big difference in the Houston community,” said Mark A. Wallace, CEO, Texas Children’s.


Our mission of serving children, women & the community aligns perfectly with the great work being done by Jim Crane and the Astros Golf Foundation. This week you saw that on display with the Texas Children’s Houston Open. Thank you to the fans, the City of Houston, the golfers and congratulations to the champion, Stephan Jaeger.”


The reigning 2022 Texas Children’s Houston Open champion, Tony Finau, was one of five players to tie for second at 11-under 269 for the week. Joining him was world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, Alejandro Tosti, Thomas Detry and Taylor Moore.

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