Sahith Theegala earns first PGA Tour win at Fortinet Championship


Sahith Theegala has lastly finished it. In his 74th profession begin, the Southern California native captured his first PGA Tour victory. It occurred to return in his residence state at the Fortinet Championship, no much less.

He fired off a remaining spherical 68 to complete at 21-under and win by two strokes forward of S.H. Kim. The 25-year-old didn’t have his greatest stuff Sunday, nevertheless it was sufficient to take residence the trophy.

“It doesn’t really feel actual. It’s most likely not going to set in for whereas. However man, that was a whole lot of good golf, and that was among the most enjoyable I’ve ever had in my life,” Theegala stated after his spherical.

Not solely had been his mom and father on the match, his prolonged household and mates within the dozens created a raucous, thrilling setting.

Fortinet Championship, Sahith Theegala

Photograph by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Pictures

“I had so many household and mates cheering me on, and simply the assist I’ve is thoughts blowing. I am going to mattress at night time these previous couple of days and I’m like, I can’t imagine how many individuals are cheering for me and rooting for me.”

As he walked the 18th fairway, he may hear that assist coming from throughout.

Theegala led the sphere in strokes gained complete and was No. 2 in strokes gained across the inexperienced and placing. Theegala’s sport was full from tee to inexperienced and he did it for 4 days.

This was Theegala’s first occasion since he fell simply wanting moving into the Tour Championship at No. 31 within the FedEx Cup rankings. Nevertheless it was a robust season nonetheless with seven high 10s.

This occasion was one among his first PGA Tour sponsorship invitations, so this match holds a really particular place in Theegala’s coronary heart.

Now he can name himself a champion on the PGA Tour.

Savannah Leigh Richardson is a golf workers author for SB Nation’s Enjoying By means of. You may observe her on Twitter @SportsGirlSL and Instagram @savannah_leigh_sports for extra golf protection. Remember to take a look at @_PlayingThrough too.



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