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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 2021.
Jayden only turned pro in 2020. He also turns 20 in March 2021.
Pressure Performance Analysis
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.
Jayden has yet to win and he is very much learning the ropes as a professional. His performances in contention to date have been poor but the experience will serve him well going forward. His first win is likely to come from off the pace though and and his Golf Betting Club Pressure Performance Rating is set at 2 stars.
None as yet
Major and WGC Analysis
Yet to play in any.
Yet to play any.
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.