Louis de Jager was born on this day in 1987, in Duiwelskloof, Northern Transvaal. He won the South African Amateur Championship in 2007 in both the stroke play and match play format.
In 2007, de Jager also won the Gauteng North Etonic Open and the Boland Open. He turned professional in 2008.
De Jager played his first full season on the Sunshine Tour in 2008. He played in 17 events and recorded five top-10 finishes. He won his first professional tournament in August 2009 at the Suncoast Classic.