Akshay Bhatia is without doubt one of the future stars of golf.
At simply 21 years of age, Bhatia not too long ago recorded a career-best end with a runner-up on the Puerto Rico Open, good for $414,000 and sufficient FedEx Cup factors to earn Particular Momentary Membership on the PGA Tour. He may be younger, however the future is vivid for Bhatia.
Although he’s been a professional for simply three quick years, Bhatia has already had the possibility to play alongside a number of the finest gamers within the recreation. And whereas everybody is sweet within the pro-golf ranks, there are some skills that stand out greater than others.
“I’ve performed with Phil [Mickelson] rather a lot,” Bhatia stated on this week’s episode of GOLF’s Subpar. “Clearly he’s one of many best gamers of all time. His quick recreation is simply nuts. Completely nuts. A few of the photographs he can hit, it’s like mind-blowing.”
Mickelson is an apparent selection for most-impressive gamers within the recreation, however there was one other modern participant Bhatia additionally cited within the interview.
“I bear in mind I performed in Mayakoba the place Viktor [Hovland] gained,” Bhatia stated. “And I performed with him on Saturday, and he didn’t miss a shot. He bogeyed the primary gap and I believe he shot eight beneath. I used to be like, ‘This man is like, nuts.’”
For extra from Bhatia, take a look at all the episode under.