‘One Where I Was Able to Honor Kobe’ – Sahith Theegala Recounts His Most Memorable Win

Published 10/03/2021, 12:55 PM EDT


Sahith Theegala is doing well at the Sanderson Farms Championship at the Country Club of Jackson. He has impressed everyone during his first PGA Tour appearance, not letting his lead drop. While talking to the media, Theegala spoke about his round, along with his previous victories.

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The 23-year-old made his professional debut only last year. He played on the Korn Ferry Tour, which earned him a couple of top-ten finishes, earning him his PGA Tour card for this season.

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Sahith Theegala’s most memorable win helped him honor Kobe Bryant

According to Theegala, pin-pointing his best win is a tough ask. While he does have some home events he considers special to him, his best win is something else entirely. “The one where I was able to honor Kobe a few days after he passed was really cool,” he added. “I played some of my best golf ever that week and that was a pretty cool one”. 

Additionally, he also mentioned a good game in Australia, which he dwells on a lot. Theegala explained that it was a special match for him as it gave him the confidence to travel and take his game with him. “I played really well over there, had a 4- or 5-shot victory in really tough conditions, so that was a really cool one to have under my belt”. 

That being said, that match was before Theegala graduated, and was one of his first international victories (and a big one too!).

Was Theegala nervous before the Sanderson Farms Championship?

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“Definitely a little nerves in there for sure,” Theegala said. “But I think people have said before pressure is a privilege, and I’m trying to use those nerves to my advantage.”

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If Theegala wins this one, he is looking at a two-year PGA Tour exemption and a spot in the Masters and PGA Championship. Players like Sam Burns, Cameron Tringale, and Denny McCarthy are following closely. If Theegala does hold on till the end, he will have started his PGA 2021-22 season on an extremely positive note.

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Devika Pawar is a golf and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, she has over two years' worth of sportswriting experience at Republic World. Devika loves NBA a little too much and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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