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Sahith Theegala earns first PGA Tour win at Fortinet Championship

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

He fired off a last 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, however it was sufficient to take dwelling the trophy.

“It doesn’t really feel actual. It’s in all probability not going to set in for whereas. However man, that was numerous good golf, and that was a few 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 event, his prolonged household and buddies within the dozens created a raucous, thrilling setting.

Fortinet Championship, Sahith Theegala

Photograph by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Photos

“I had so many household and buddies cheering me on, and simply the assist I’ve is thoughts blowing. I’m 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 might hear that assist coming from throughout.

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

This was Theegala’s first occasion since he fell simply in need of entering into the Tour Championship at No. 31 within the FedEx Cup rankings. But it surely was a powerful season nonetheless with seven prime 10s.

This occasion was one in all his first PGA Tour sponsorship invitations, so this event 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 Taking part in By. You possibly can observe her on Twitter @SportsGirlSL and Instagram @savannah_leigh_sports for extra golf protection. Make sure to try @_PlayingThrough too.



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