Sahith Theegala has lastly performed it. In his 74th profession begin, the Southern California native captured his first PGA Tour victory. It occurred to come back in his residence state on the Fortinet Championship, no much less.
He fired off a closing 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, but it surely was sufficient to take residence the trophy.
“It doesn’t really feel actual. It’s in all probability not going to set in for whereas. However man, that was plenty of good golf, and that was a number of the most enjoyable I’ve ever had in my life,” Theegala stated after his spherical.
Not solely have been his mom and father on the match, his prolonged household and mates within the dozens created a raucous, thrilling surroundings.
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“I had so many household and mates cheering me on, and simply the help I’ve is thoughts blowing. I am going to mattress at evening these previous couple of days and I’m like, I can’t consider how many individuals are cheering for me and rooting for me.”
As he walked the 18th fairway, he may hear that help coming from throughout.
Theegala led the sector 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 stepping into the Tour Championship at No. 31 within the FedEx Cup rankings. But it surely was a powerful season nonetheless with seven high 10s.
This occasion was one in all 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.
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