Sahith Theegala’s “epic” reaction to Scottie Scheffler lapping PGA Tour field



Sahith Theegala continues to impress for such a young golfer.

Theegala carded a 4-under 67 Saturday to move into a tie for fourth with one round remaining at the RBC Heritage, the latest PGA Tour Signature Event.

He posted three birdies to go with one bogey on both the front and back nines, closing with a par-breaker on 18.

Yet, after his round all of the talk in the media room was about Masters champion Scottie Scheffler.

Scheffler once again leads a tournament heading into Sunday. Scheffler carded a bogey-free 8-under 63 Saturday to take the outright lead at 16-under. Theegala is three back.

After the former Pepperdine Wave finished his round, he was asked his thoughts on what Scheffler is accomplishing in the sport.

Sahith Theegala hits tee shot on second hole at RBC Heritage
Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

“It’s pretty epic… I grew up watching the end of Tiger, got to see Rory, DJ, Jordan, like all these guys kind of dominate for a period of time, and I was like, we could be in the midst of something really, really special, and I just thought it was cool,” Theegala explained.

Scheffler is looking to win his fourth tournament in his last five starts. Even more impressive is the fact that the wins have been at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, The Players Championship and The Masters.

Those are three of the most stacked fields you will find.

His dominance has likely left a number of players on Tour frustrated, but not Theegala.

“It’s got to be annoying for some of the guys, but I love it. I still think I have a way to go to really prove myself that I am, I would say, a top-15,-10 player in the world. I haven’t gotten to that point quite yet.

“I’m not annoyed, I’m just kind of sitting back, and it’s honestly really cool to see.”

Scheffler is playing otherworldly right now. We have not witnessed someone play this well, this consistently since prime Tiger Woods.

Theegala then summed it up for everyone perfectly.

“It gives us something to strive for.”

Kendall Capps is the Senior Editor of SB Nation’s Playing Through. For more golf coverage, follow us @_PlayingThrough on all major social media platforms.

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