WATCH: Sahith Theegala's new pre-shot moves turn heads at East Lake

PGA Tour rookie Sahith Theegala debuted his interesting new pre-shot routine during the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta.

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Sun, 28 Aug 2022
WATCH: Sahith Theegala's new pre-shot moves turn heads at East Lake

No, this isn't PGA Tour rookie Sahith Theegala doing his best impression of Keegan Bradley

This is his new pre-shot routine. Theegala debuted his (stunning?!) new moves during the Tour Championship at East Lake. 

It's fair to say that it is an interesting approach. What, exactly, is he working on here? We'd absolutely love to know. 

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"Well it's something I haven't seen for a long time, if ever," said Sky Sports Ewen Murray during the broadcast. 

"But, you know, as I was saying earlier to Andrew [Coltart] if things work for you, you keep doing them." 


Theegala's impressive season

Theegala came into the finale of the PGA Tour's 2021-2022 season vying to become the Rookie of The Year. Will Zalatoris won the honour last season. 

It's been a simply stellar season for Theegala despite not tasting victory. The same could be said for LIV-linked Cameron Young. 

Theegala came into Atlanta ranked 28th in the FedEx Cup standings. His best finish was a T-2 at the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands. He also had a near miss at the WM Phoenix Open (T-3) where Scottie Scheffler claimed his maiden victory. 

Elsewhere, Theegala, 24, has made 25 cuts from 31 starts, with five top-10s. 

As for Young, he was ranked 14th in the FedEx Cup heading into the finale. His best finish was also a T-2 at the Sanderson Farms Championship. Young, 25, has has made 17 cuts from 24 starts, with seven top-10s. 

Asked what it would mean to win the Rookie of The Year, Young told the media: "Yeah, that would be obviously a really nice honour. I think we have a great rookie class this year. I know Sahith is here, Davis [Riley] narrowly missed, Mito [Pereira] almost won a major. So I think it's been a really good year for the rookies.

He added: "Yeah, to come out on top of that would be great, especially given my ties to Wake Forest with Arnold Palmer also being a big part of that program. I mean, it's something that we didn't really think about much early, but as the season has gone on, it's something that I've known in the back of my head would be nice to accomplish."

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