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Born: 15 March 2001
Birthplace: South Africa
Resides: South Africa
Major Wins: 0
Euro or PGA Tour Wins: 0
Other Wins: 0
Grass Preference: Unknown
Significant Life Events: Yes
GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
GBC Pressure Rating: ⭐
Jayden enjoyed a stellar amateur career before turning pro but it was his performance in a professional event that first caught our eye. A 6th place finish at the 2020 South African Open whilst still an amateur was a impressive performance and he's backed that up with further good finishes on the Sunshine Tour and co-sanctioned events. A 2nd place finish at the Alfred Dunhill Championship at the end of 2020 was further evidence of the talent this young man has.
Jayden is signed to Niall Horan's Modest! Management company alongside Christiaan Bezuidenhout. Expect him to develop further in 2022.
Jayden only turned pro in 2020. He also turned 20 in March 2021.
Pressure Performance Analysis
Jayden has given himself ample opportunities to seal his first win as a pro but has spurned them all. A hugely talented player, he's hard to back on the available evidence. Once he secures his first win he'll likely go on to win many more. For the time being, his Golf Betting Club Pressure Performance Rating is set at ⭐.
❌ Jayden trailed by four shots at the Blair Atholl Championship. A familiar story as he toiled to a 74 and lost out by 9 shots.
❌ Jayden was 6 points back at the Blue Label Challenge stableford scoring in use). He could only manage 1 point in the final round (2nd worst of anyone in the top 14) to comfortably miss out.
❌ Jayden trailed by 2 shots going into the final round at the Vodacom rigins of Golf - Humewood. A final round 72 saw him lose out by three shots.
❌ Joint leader going into the final round at the Vodacom Origins of Golf, Jayden shot a final round 75 to miss out by 1. A poor effort.
➖ Three shots behind going into the final round of the KitKat Group Pro-Am, Jayden shot a final round 71 to lose out by 3 shots.
❌ Jayden trailed Adrian Meronk by a shot with a round to go at the Alfred Dunhill Championship. A disappointing final round 75 saw him lose out to stablemate Christiaan Bezuidenhout by four shots.
❌ Jayden was two shots behind after 54 holes at the Sun Wild Coast Sun Challenge. A final round 69 saw him finish 5th (4 shots back)
❌ Trailed by 5 at the Titleist Challenge with 18 holes left. Shot a really disappointing 75 (worst score of anyone in the top 20) to slip back to 12th.
❌ Joint leader after three rounds at The African Bank Sunshine Tour Championship, Jayden fired a fourth round 75 (worst score of anyone in the top 25) to slip to 6th.
❌ Jayden was three shots behind Louis Oosthuizen with a round to go at the South African Open. A round of 70 saw him fall from 4th to 6th.
None as yet
Events to back Schaper
South African Swing
Keep an eye on Jayden ahead of the two new events in South Africa on the DP World Tour - The Pecanwood Classic and Steyn City Challenge.
Jayden has yet to be in a playoff.
"If you're in this sport and really want to make it as a pro, everyone has to have the goal of becoming the No.1 golfer in the world. That's why I'm here and that's why I'm playing the sport. To get to No.1 in the world is the goal, that's what I want, and that's what I'm working towards daily."
2020 South African Open
“Jayden's got this wonderful ball flight off the tee with a little cut. A lot of the guys hit high draws for more distance, but what Jayden has is pure class. We'll be seeing him right at the top in the future.” Louis Oosthuizen on Jayden Schaper.