He spent the final 36 holes of his first pro tournament playing in the same group with Phil Mickelson. He had an animated gallery with family, friends and teammates, a group that made at least as much noise as Mickelson’s always-large following when his putts found the hole.
Not bad for a 19-year-old college sophomore who got into the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club only after winning a qualifying tournament among other college players Monday at Riviera.
Yes, Sahith Theegala has had quite a week.
“I was almost too excited to have expectations,” he said. “I’ve been playing well, but playing well here kind of shocked me.”
Theegala, from Chino Hills and...