Jake Knapp

Jake Knapp

Height: 5'11" (1.8 m)
Weight: 190 (86 kg)
Age: 29 (May 31, 1994)
Birthplace: Costa Mesa, California
Residence: Costa Mesa, California

Education: UCLA
Special Interests: Fitness, nutrition, video games
Turned Professional: 2016
City plays from: Costa Mesa, CA, United States


Exempt Status


PGA TOURTop 30 in 2023 Korn Ferry Tour Points List (thru 2024)

Career Victories


PGA TOUR Victories (1):
2024 (1) Mexico Open at Vidanta.
Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Victories (3):
2019 (2) Canada Life Open, GolfBC Championship. 2022 (1) CRMC Championship presented by Gertens.

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

63 - 2024 Mexico Open at Vidanta (Round 3)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#8 : 2024 Mexico Open at Vidanta

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#52 : 2024 Mexico Open at Vidanta

Career Largest Paycheck:

$1,458,000 : 2024 Mexico Open at Vidanta (Finished 1)

2022-23 Season Highlights


Finished No. 13 on the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour Points List, earning his first PGA TOUR card (top 30 from Points List) in what was his second season on the Korn Ferry Tour. Logged 10 top-10s -- tied for the most on Tour in 2023 -- and logged 20 made cuts in 22 starts. Solidified his place in the top 15 of the Points List with three top-10s in his final five starts, including a solo-fifth at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship and T10 at the season-ending Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance. Prior to the 2023 season, had one top-10 and 16 made cuts in 36 career starts on the Korn Ferry Tour.

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 9 29 1 1 2 2 5 4 $2,020,132
2024 5 19 1 1 2 2 4 1 8 $2,004,932
2023 1 2 1
2019 1 4 1 $15,200
2015 2 (A) 4 2
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments


PGA TOUR
THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession
2015 CUT

Personal


  • Loves to work out. If he didn't play golf, he would pursue a career in the fitness industry.
  • Can solve a Rubik's Cube.
  • Plays a lot of first-person shooter video games, mainly Call of Duty and Apex Legends.
  • Huge fan of the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA), Los Angeles Angels (MLB), Anaheim Ducks (NHL), and Michigan Wolverines football.
  • His earliest golf memory is watching Tiger Woods beat Stephen Ames, 9 and 8, at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and having Woods' caddie, Steve Williams, toss him one of the balls from the match. The ball still sits displayed on his desk.
  • Spent roughly nine months as a security guard at a night club in fall 2021 through spring 2022.
  • Connected to Costa Mesa United which helps raise money for all youth sports in his hometown.
  • Both his grandparents owned houses in Palm Springs, California, and he grew up going to the golf course with them; he loved running around the fairways as a little kid, until driving the golf cart became his favorite thing to do.