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Sahith Theegala

Who is Sahith Theegala?

He’s one of the newest PGA Tour stars, but who is Sahith Theegala? Find out more about the American here…

 

Sahith Theegala is one of several young Americans breaking through on the PGA Tour, with a win to his name already.

Theegala was born in December 1997 in Houston, Texas into a family of Tegulun descent. He got into the game early on, despite his father never having played. Following his school years, he then went to college, studying at Pepperdine University, During his time there, which was truncated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he was the recipient of the Haskins Award, Ben Hogan Award and the Jack Nicklaus Award. 

He turned professional following his graduation in 2020, Theegala turned professional, and after securing his PGA Tour card for the 2021-22 season, he went on to reach the Tour Championship in his rookie year on tour. His first professional victory came at the end of that year, at the QBE Shootout alongside Tom Hoge. Theegala’s first PGA Tour title came at the Fortinet Championship in September 2023, and he broke into the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time just a few months later. 

Sahith Theegala | Player Profile

Personal Information

Name: Sahith Reddy Theegala
Born: December 4, 1997
Nationality: United States
Residence: Houston, Texas, United States

Career

College: Pepperdine University
Turned Pro: 2020
Professional Wins: 2
Highest World Ranking: 12 – April 12, 2024

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
Masters Tournament – 9th (2023)
PGA Championship – T12 (2024)
– US Open – T27 (2023)
Open Championship – T34 (2022)

Professional Wins – 2

2022 (1) – QBE Shootout
2023 (1) – Fortinet Championship

Achievements and Awards

Haskins Award – 2020
Ben Hogan Award – 2020
Jack Nicklaus Award – 2020

Sahith Theegala | What’s In His Bag?

Theegala is a PING staffer, and plays a full bag of the brand’s clubs. He plays a G425 driver, fairway wood and hybrid, along with i59 irons. A trio of Glide 4.0 wedges and a PLD Anser putter complete the set. The American uses the Titleist Pro V1 ball.

You can check out our full piece on Sahith Theegala’s bag here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Sahith Theegala

When and where was Sahith Theegala born?

Sahith Theegala was born in Orange, California in December 1997. He is of Telugu descent, with his family moving to the United States from India in the late 1980s.

When did Sahith Theegala turn professional?

Sahith Theegala turned professional in 2020 following the abrupt conclusion of his collegiate career thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How many professional titles has Sahith Theegala won?

As of May 2024, the American is a two-time winner, with one of those coming on the PGA Tour. That was the Fortinet Championship, which he won in September 2023. His other win came at the QBE Shootout, playing alongside Tom Hoge. 

Who is Sahith Theegala dating?

Sahith Theegala is in a relationship with Julianna ‘Juju’ R. Chan. The pair have been together since 2017, and they met at Pepperdine University. Chan is an excellent swimmer, and is often seen cheering Theegala on throughout his career. 

Did you Know?

Haskins, Hogan, Nicklaus Triple

Despite the 2020 collegiate season being cut short because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Theegala’s efforts saw him secure a rare triple. He was the recipient of the Haskins Award, Ben Hogan Award and the Jack Nicklaus Award.

Only Hunter Mahan, Bill Haas, Ryan Moore and Patrick Rodgers have achieved the same feat since the Hogan Award has been awarded using its current criteria (dating to 2002).

Dealing With Scoliosis

Theegala’s swing might look slightly different to most. That is because he has scoliosis, a sideways curvature of his spine. Despite that, and despite having to swing slightly differently, Theegala is a PGA Tour winner.

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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