On Sunday the entire golf world witnessed a marvellous victory. Not only did the Fortinet Championship receive a new winner in two years but the victor himself won at the Tour for the first time. Taking home a colossal amount of $1.5 million, Sahith Theegala proved how he is capable of dominating his way through the Californian greens. He grabbed a powerful win thanks to his two-shot lead the previous day. Eventually, the final score witnessed the PGA Tour Pro carding 21-under par and claiming the title over Korean golfer, Kim Seong-hyeon to register himself his first triumph since turning pro in 2020.
The details of the incredible victory
While it may have looked like a comfortable win, that wasn’t the case always. In fact, accounting true to its unpredictability, Sahith Theegala carded seven birdies but also was met with a bogey in the final round. This might have created a hindrance for the golfer, however, he had put himself in a relaxed enough position to overlook this score on the card.
Taking full advantage of the Silverado Resort’s North course and its terrain uncertainty, Theegala proved how his unorthodox style can help create a statement. Ultimately, the last day saw the Californian native execute four under 68 which vouched for the incredible talent that the golfer holds. Especially with regard to the 20-foot birdie he pulled off at the 14th hole to card an astonishing birdie that helped give the golfer the much-needed edge for the victory.
The surreal feeling behind Sahith Theegala’s maiden triumph
The golfer talked to the media regarding his win and explained how unreal the feeling seemed. Theegala mentioned probably not even being able to sink it in for a while now. His enthusiasm poured in the most while talking about being able to witness a lot of good golf.
Referring to it as the most fun part, Theegala seemed elated. With his family and friends surrounding him on the greens, he explained how mind-blowing that feeling was. He gave due credit to his whole team and everyone who helped him work out things. Calling it a team effort, the golfer praised everyone for providing him with support during the tough times.
Fans chanting Theegala’s name after exceptional birdie
The cheers for Theegala started pouring in after he drained a 20-footer birdie at No.14. Overall scoring 3 birdies while hitting his 4-under 68 on the last round, the golfer was surrounded by chants of “Thee-ga-la! Thee-ga-la!” making sure the surreal feeling reaches the athlete.
Revealing to Golf Weekly, the star of the tournament said how he went to bed these last few days thinking about how so many people were cheering for him, making the whole experience seem too good to be true. He expressed how the cheers of the people around made him understand how many of them there were rooting for his first PGA Tour victory.
Feeling overwhelmed, the golfer exclaimed how those moments meant everything to him, especially with his usual introvert nature, getting this of kind of attention and cheering is surprisingly highly love by the golfer. He even added the fact that just knowing how much support he has, even during a bad season, humbles him. The thought of someone having your back made the player emotional and grateful for his fmaily and friends on another level.
Max Homa loses out on a 3-year consecutive streak at the Fortinet greens
While everyone celebrates the newly crowned winner, there is one player who misses out on a chance to grab hold of an exceptional record. The winner of the tournament from the previous two years failed take the final leaps to victory and ended up finishing at T7. While the golfer would be disappointed in the missed opportunity, he’ll also be glad overall to be in good touch just 2 weeks before the giant Ryder Cup. The US team would be content to see both their stars present in the tournament, Homa and JT, play some skillful shots along with exceptional technique.