• Jbe KRUGER

    RSA

    • Date of birth Jun 23, 1986
    • Turned Pro 2007
    • Residence Johannesburg
    • Family Married

Biography

Although he is small in built, Jbe hits the ball a long way. Says he got his power from dragging a tractor wheel up and down a hill in his hometown in South Africa. “We went up and down, up and down,” he said. Also loves to run as his father was a very keen runner.

Career Highlights

  1. Jbe enjoyed a commendable 2017, capping three top-10 results, which includes a tied-second place at the SMBC Singapore Open to earn a coveted spot at The Open that year.
  2. He shed his bridesmaid tag with a maiden Asian Tour victory at the Avantha Masters in India in 2012.
  3. It ended several seasons of frustration as he had finished runner-up on three previous occasions.
  4. Three top-10 results towards the end of the 2014 season helped him secure his card for 2015.
  5. He contended at the Resorts World Manila Masters in 2015 and finished second.
  6. In 2013, he finished tied fifth in the inaugural Chiangmai Golf Classic presented by PTT
  7. After a fourth place finish at the season-opening Asian Tour International in Bangkok, he registered second place outings in the Brunei Open, losing to Siddikur in a play-off, Handa Singapore Classic and King’s Cup in Thailand
  8. He won the Greens in Regulation category in the same year.

Asian Tour Victories

  1. Asian Tour Victories: (1)
  2. 2012 Avantha Masters, India

Other wins

  1. Other wins:
  2. 2010 Zimbabwe Open
  3. 2009 Zambia Open
  4. 6 tournament wins in South Africa
 

Tournament Results

Tournament Pos R1 R2 R3 R4 Score TO PAR Earnings
SMBC Singapore Open MC 72 73 - - 145 3 -
Leopalace21 Myanmar Open MC 71 72 - - 143 1 -
Maybank Championship* MC 71 72 - - 143 -1 -
ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth MC 72 73 - - 145 1 -
Hero Indian Open* MC 79 75 - - 154 10 -
Panasonic Open Golf Championship+ T49 70 68 72 73 283 -1 US$ 3,863
The 37th GS Caltex Maekyung Open Golf Championship T75 73 72 78 79 302 18 US$ 2,572
Kolon Korea Open Golf Championship MC 77 71 - - 148 6 -
Queen's Cup presented by Bangchak T13 66 70 69 69 274 -10 US$ 4,520
Sarawak Championship MC 74 69 - - 143 -1 -
Bank BRI Indonesia Open T11 68 72 67 69 276 -12 US$ 8,425
Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways MC 80 77 - - 157 13 -
The 34th Shinhan Donghae Open T25 67 75 68 68 278 -6 US$ 9,501
Asia-Pacific Open Golf Championship Diamond Cup+ T63 69 74 77 71 291 7 US$ 4,841
Mercuries Taiwan Masters MC 77 77 - - 154 10 -
Yeangder TPC T57 73 74 73 71 291 3 US$ 1,725
Panasonic Open India T24 71 70 68 74 283 -5 US$ 3,880
Honma Hong Kong Open presented by Amundi MC 75 67 - - 142 2 -
AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at Anahita T17 70 67 71 70 278 -10 US$ 14,391
BNI Indonesian Masters T24 73 69 72 70 284 -4 US$ 7,162

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