Sahith Theegala had a slow start to his rookie season on the PGA Tour in 2021-22. That’s not the case in his second go-round.
The Pepperdine alum has made two of three cuts highlighted by T-6th in his home state of California at the Fortinet Championship. Theegala also took T-5th at the ZOZO Championship, a no-cut event.
The 24-year-old’s last event was last week at the Cadence Bank Houston Open where he took T-22nd. It was a bit of an up-and-down week, but a Sunday 64 has got to have him feeling good after vaulting 30 spots up the leaderboard.
“It was really great to start off the year like I did this year. It just kind of, because like everything that I accomplished last year was incredible,” Theegala was transcribed pre-Houston Open by Tee Scripts.
"“And then the best part of golf in my opinion is that it’s just wiped off, you start clean slate again and you have some doubts and stuff creep in your mind like can I keep it up, can I kind of play the same way I was playing last year, and to start off that way just really kept my confidence high.”"
Theegala is making his second RSM Classic appearance. He posted 70 on the Plantation course and 71 on Seaside to sit at 1-under in 2021, but you had to go four deep to make the cut in 2021.
I like him to make a few more birdies this time around. He’s 38th on the young season in birdie average (4.44) and already has rounds of 63 and 64 on the resume.
The first win is going to come someday soon for Theegala. Taking advantage of a weak field this week in Georgia would make for a likely candidate.