Sahith Theegala used to intentionally shank shots on the range.
No, seriously. When he was in college at Pepperdine, Theegala would shank shots warming up next to his playing partners for the day to get in their heads. Then he would go and leave them in the dust on the course.
However, it’s hard to imagine Theegala has practiced the shot he pulled off Saturday during the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club.
On the 11th hole, his tee shot ended up left of the fairway on the pine straw. He wasn’t able to take a normal stance because of a tree, so he went lefty, flipped his club over and swung away.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 6, 2023
The recovery shot almost paid off, however, after Theegala pitched his shot to 13 feet, he was unable to make the par putt. Nevertheless, it was still an incredible recovery shot.
Theegala shot an even-par 71 in his third round and sits at 1 under for the tournament.