Sahith Theegala Earns First Career PGA Tour Victory
Napa, CA – Sahith Theegala (-21) earned his first career PGA Tour win at the 2023 Fortinet Championship. Theegala has been one of the most exciting young players on the PGA Tour over the past couple seasons. His new campaign is off to the best possible start, as he earns his first W and locks up his card for the next two years, and puts himself in great position in the 2024 FedEx Cup standings.
Theegala, who was leading the tournament throughout, beat S.H. Kim by two strokes. Kim, a recent graduate of the Korn Ferry Tour, showed the game to make him a perennial PGA Tour player and frequent contender. Cam Davis finished two strokes behind him in solo third at -17. Eric Cole finished one behind Davis in solo fourth.
Justin Thomas started the day two strokes behind leader Theegala and just couldn’t make up any ground, shooting even par 72. He finished in solo fifth at -15. Thomas was one of the biggest names in the field and probably garnered extra attention because of his being named a captain’s pick for the USA in the upcoming Ryder Cup. For those questioning, Thomas showed he has his game in good order.
Other players who had notable performances included two-time defending champion Max Homa, who finished T7 at -13; Brendon Todd, solo sixth at -15; and Matt Kuchar, who also finished T7 despite shooting a final round 73 and dropping down the leaderboard.
The PGA Tour will take a break until the The Ryder Cup has been played (September 29-October 1 in Rome, Italy). After that the FedEx Fall continues as the PGA Tour heads to the Sanderson Farms Championship. Click HERE to learn more about how the FedEx Fall works.
Sahith Theegala What’s In The Bag
Irons: Ping i210 3 iron, Ping Blueprint S 4-P (Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 85 X, Project X 6.5)
Putter: Ping TR 1966 Anser 2 prototype