Sahith Theegala leader with one round to go

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Sahith Theegala leader with one round to go
Sahith Theegala leader with one round to go © Getty Images Sport - Orlando Ramirez / Stringer

The 2023 Fortinet Championship is about to end, a sort of "interval tournament" at PGA Tour altitude given that it is part of a particular phase of the season. Leading the charge after 54 holes is Sahith Theegala: -17 for USA and confirms his lead after -5 on moving day.

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There are three following him: Justin Thomas, who will represent the States in the Ryder Cup, the Australian Cam Davis and the South Korean Seong-hyeon Kim, all at -15 with the first two capable of an important -7 with which they move up four places.

Fifth are Matt Kuchar (also 18 holes in -7) and Eric Cole, both at -14 and two strokes ahead of the Englishman Callum Tarren in seventh alone. Behind him Peter Malnati, Robby Shelton and the Frenchman Martin Trainer (who changed sporting nationality last year, being a native of Marseille), all at -11.

For Theegala there is the possibility of aspiring to the first real tournament won on the PGA Tour in his career; this is because the QBE Shootout last December, won together with Tom Hoge, was not exactly part of the real calendar (or rather, it was there, but it did not give FedEx Cup points).

The PGA Tour is an organization that hosts major professional golf tours in the United States. It is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, a suburb of Jacksonville, Florida. Its official name is written in all capital letters, namely "PGA TOUR".

The PGA Tour became its own organization in 1968, when it split from the PGA of America, which is now primarily an association of golf professionals, such as instructors and club managers. The tournament players first formed their own organization, the Association of Professional Golfers (APG).

Subsequently, in 1968, the players abolished the APG and agreed to operate as the PGA "Tournament Players Division", a completely autonomous division of the PGA, under the supervision of a new 10-member Tournament Policy Board. The name then officially changed to "PGA Tour" in 1975.

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