If you’re a golfer, how do you find your caddy?
Do you pick one of your friends? Your little brother? Someone who has some experience?
If you’re 19-year-old golfer Akshay Bhatia you slide into the DMs. Bhatia recently locked up a PGA tour card for next year after he won the Korn Ferry event. His caddy for the event? His girlfriend that he started dating after he slid into her DMs.
His lady doesn’t know anything about golf but it’s clearly working for him.
As for Bhatia he is being hailed the next great golfer.
Bhatia was born in Northridge, California, and lives in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He was runner-up at the 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur. He won two silver medals at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics in the boy’s individual and the mixed team with Lucy Li. He played on the Junior Presidents Cup team in 2017 and Junior Ryder Cup in 2018, with both teams winning.
Bhatia made his PGA Tour debut at the 2019 Valspar Championship on a sponsorship exemption; he did, however, miss the cut.
Bhatia made his Web.com Tour debut on April 18, 2019, at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Championship, where he made the cut and finished T-42.
Bhatia turned professional in September 2019 after competing in the 2019 Walker Cup, and made his professional debut at the Sanderson Farms Championship.
On August 5, 2020, Bhatia won the ST 11 @ Old South Golf, an event on the Swing Thought Tour, by three strokes. On February 25, 2021, Bhatia won his second Swing Thought Tour event, ST 12 @ Brunswick, in a playoff. On May 29, Bhatia won the 2021 Biggs Classic, a GProTour event.
In June 2021, Bhatia qualified for the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. He made the cut and finished tied for 57th in his first major championship appearance.
Wild times in the PGA Tour.
I definitely will be keeping my eye on Bhatia, hopefully, majors are in his future.
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