Sahith Theegala Biography
Sahith Theegala (full name Sahith Reddy Theegala) is an American professional golfer. He was a three-time all-American golfer at Pepperdine and made his professional PGA Tour debut in June 2020 at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut.
As an amateur golfer, Theegala won the Australian Master of the Amateurs in January 2020, the 2019 SGCA Amateur Championship, the 2017 Sahalee Players Championship, the 2017 Morse Cup with the Southern California Golf Association at the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship
Theegala won the Junior World Golf Championships three times (at the ages of six, eight, and 10), and won at the 2014 AJGA Junior All-Star event at Robinson Ranch. He competed at three U.S. Junior Amateur Championships and reached the Round of 16 in 2014. He won the 2014 L.A. City Championship by eight strokes after shooting 18-under over four days. He won the 2015 Orange County Championship and the 2014 Coronado City Championship. He was the 2010 Junior Masters Champion.
He graduated from Diamond Bar High School in Diamond Bar, California, in 2015, the same school that produced the PGA TOUR’s Kevin Na (2001). Other notable alums from the school include Major League Baseball’s Jim Edmonds, soccer’s Alex Morgan and the NBA’s Keith Van Horn. Theegala played four years on the varsity and was on the All-Sierra League first team all four years. He was the Sierra League’s Athlete of the Year as a senior and the League MVP as a junior. He diamond Bar won or shared the league title all four years and won CIF Southern Section titles in 2012 and 2013. He was the San Gabriel Valley Tribune’s Area Player of the Year as a junior after winning the Hacienda League title and reaching the CIF state tournament. He was on the honor roll all four years.
Sahith Theegala Age
He was born on December 04, 1997, in Orange, California, United States.
Sahith Theegala Parents
Sahith Theegala is the son of Karuna Theegala and Muralidhar Theegala. He has one sibling, Sahan Theegala. His parents often follow him in tournaments. Before a round, his father has one piece of advice for Sahith: “I don’t ever say ‘Good luck,’ or ‘Play well,” Murli said. “I say, ‘Have fun.’ Why would I say ‘Good luck?’ You already did your work on the range. Just have fun.”
“When he was younger, he would try to push himself too hard, and I told him, ‘Just keep playing your game. If you shoot 68 and lose, give credit to the other player. But if you shoot 68 playing your game all the time, that’s usually going to beat someone who occasionally shoots 62. Trust your game.’”
Theegala’s parents, who originally hail from India, impressed their culture and values upon their son. Thegeela said about his parents: “My parents always kept me disciplined. School was always at the top of the list, and that translated into me being disciplined on the golf course, and really in all of my life.”
Sahith Theegala Family
Born in Orange, California, Sahith is the son of Karuna and Muralidhar Theegala. He has one sibling, Sahan Theegala. At least once every two years, his father, Muralidhar, who was born in Hyderabad, India, made it a point to bring the family back to India, where his parents still live. In 2001, Karuna, his wife and Sahith’s mother, began a battle with thyroid cancer, so her mother, Vijaya Laxmi, came to the United States to help with the children.
Sahith Theegala Height
Sahith Theegala stands at a height of 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) tall.
Sahith Theegala Net Worth, Career Earnings
Sahith Theegala’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million. He has earned total career earnings of $200,331.
Sahith Theegala Nationality
Sahith Theegala is of Indian-American nationality. Theegala is proud of his Indian heritage and well aware of the deficiency of proficient Indian golfers on the PGA tour. “I definitely have a lot of pride in being an Indian golfer,” Theegala said. “I think there’s kind of a stereotype people have that Indians aren’t great athletes, because they’re aren’t seen a lot in American sports. I think it’s pretty cool that I could have a chance to represent my culture on a big stage.”
Sahith Theegala Instagram
Sahith Theegala’s Instagram handle is @srtheegala.