Since 2009, the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae has been an annual host for the PGA Tour's Web.com Tour. Those who finish in the top-25 of the Web.com Tour money list, along with the top-25 finishers in the Web.com Playoffs, earn PGA Tour cards for the following season.
The Path to the PGA TOUR
Notable past participants of the Ellie Mae Classic include Justin Thomas, Adam Scott, Daniel Berger, James Hahn, Adam Hadwin, Brendan Steele, Jamie Lovemark, Jason Gore, Tony Finau (2014 Winner), Si-Woo Kim (2015 Winner) and more.
Past Ellie Mae Classic Winners
2009 - Michael Sim 2010 - Kevin Chappell 2011 - Daniel Chopra 2012 - Alex Aragon 2014 - Tony Finau 2015 - Si Woo Kim 2016 - Stephan Jaeger 2017 - Martin Piller 2018 - Trevor Cone
Past Ellie Mae Classic winners have won a combined six PGA TOUR tournaments, including The Players Championship, 21 Web.com Tour Tournaments and made two President's Cup appearances.
In 2017, Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors played in the Ellie Mae Classic on a sponsors exemption and blew away expectations by shooting a 74 in both Round 1 & 2. Curry's performance did not go unnoticed by Jason Day of the PGA Tour; “to be honest, I think it’s pretty special for a two-time MVP to be able to shoot 74 at a pro event and beat other pros,”
Stephen Jaeger Rewrites History
In Round 1 of the Ellie Mae Classic, Stephan Jaeger shot a 58 becoming the first person to ever card a 58 in a PGA Tour, Web.com Tour, Champions Tour or any PGA Tour sanctioned event. His final score of 30 under par stands as the lowest 72 Hole Tournament aggregate score in history at a PGA Tour sanctioned event.
While the Ellie Mae Classic hosts the best up and coming golfers in the world, the main mission of the Tournament is to give back to the community we all live in. The Ellie Mae Classic's charitable partners include the Warriors Community Foundation, First Tee of the East Bay, NCGA Youth on Course and Habitat for Humanity,
For more information on the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae, please visit EllieMaeClassic.com.