Akshay Bhatia biography: 13 things about Indian golfer born in Northridge, California


Akshay Bhatia is an American professional golfer of Indian descent. He is coached by Allen Terrell, Chase Duncan and George Gankas.

A resident of Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States, Bhatia attended Penn Foster High School, an online school. He is 4 years younger than his sister Rhea Bhatia, also a professional golfer.

Akshay is 6’1″ tall. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born in Northridge, Los Angeles, California to Sonny Bhatia and Renu Bhatia.
  2. In 2014, he participated in the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club in August, Georgia, USA.
  3. In 2016, he won the Champions Junior Golf Tour (CJGT) Junior at Yorba Linda and IZOD American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Championship.
  4. In 2017, he won the Davis Love III Junior Open, the Junior Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) Championship and the AJGA Junior at Ford’s Colony.
  5. In 2018, he was runner-up to 71st U.S. Junior Amateur Championship winner Michael Thorbjornsen, was named the AJGA Player of the Year and won two silver medals at the III Summer Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  6. He missed the cut when he made his PGA Tour debut at the 2019 Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida, USA in March 2019. On April 18, 2019, he made his Tour debut at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Championship. He finished T-42.
  7. In September 2019, he made his professional golf debut at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
  8. On August 5, 2020, he won the ST 11 @ Old South Golf, an event on the Swing Thought Tour.
  9. On February 25, 2021, he won ST 12 @ Brunswick, his second Swing Thought Tour event.
  10. On June 7, 2021, he qualified for the 121st U.S. Open, which was held at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California from June 17-20, 2021. He made the cut, which marked his first major championship appearance, and finished tied for 57th.
  11. On January 19, 2022, he won the Korn Ferry Tour’s Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay on the Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas, making him the third youngest winner in the tour’s history behind Sungjae Im and Jason Day.
  12. On March 5, 2023, he became runner-up to Nico Echavarria at the 2023 Puerto Rico Open at Grand Reserve Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
  13. He was 21 years old when he finished fourth at the 2023 Mexico Open at at Vidanta Vallarta in Vallarta, Mexico from April 27-30, 2023.

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