This fall, Sahith Theegala earned the first of what projects to be many wins for him on the PGA Tour. The Californian won on home soil at the Fortinet Championship.
He’s a golf junkie who was grinding for this moment all his life.
"“Just can’t believe it happened,” Theegala was transcribed by Tee Scripts. “Just a lot of work that was put in and a lot of people that were behind this. It’s just golf is really, really hard. You never know when you’re going to find a little hot streak or when you’re going to go on a cold streak.”"
It was part of an ongoing streak of four straight top-20s he brings to El Cardonal and the World Wide Technology Championship this week.
Theegala has stayed sharp this fall, picking up T-19th a couple weeks ago at the ZOZO Championship. He’s picked up the pace after posting three straight missed cuts this summer.
The Pepperdine alum has five top-10s in 2023, including his best performance in a major, solo ninth at the Masters.
Theegala ranked 15th last season in Strokes Gained: Putting per round (.485). That only paints some of the picture. He gets on the green oftentimes with clever approach shots after he goes a little wayward off the tee.
Theegala is deft at playing from the rough, whether on approach or with a wedge greenside. The 25-year-old was 23rd in SG: Around-the-Green (.267).
He’s played well in Mexico before, taking T-24th at last year’s Mexico Open at Vidanta.
This is Theegala’s first time playing the World Wide Technology Championship.