Akshay Bhatia

Akshay Bhatia

(OCK-sheh buh-TEE-uh)

Height: 6'1" (1.85 m)
Weight: 130 (59 kg)
Age: 22 (January 31, 2002)
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Residence: Wake Forest, North Carolina

Turned Professional: 2019
City plays from: Wake Forest, NC, United States


Exempt Status


PGA TOURTournament winner (thru 2025)

Career Victories


PGA TOUR Victories (1):
2023 (1) Barracuda Championship.
Korn Ferry Tour Victories (1):
2022 (1) The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay.

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

63 - 2023 Mexico Open at Vidanta (Round 3)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#14 : 2024 The Sentry

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#90 : 2024 Farmers Insurance Open

Career Largest Paycheck:

$684,000 : 2023 Barracuda Championship (Finished 1)

2022-23 Season Highlights


Earned his first career PGA TOUR title at the Barracuda Championship and joined the PGA TOUR as a full-time member. Previously joined the TOUR as a Special Temporary Member after finishing solo-second at the Puerto Rico Open. Made his first start as a Special Temporary Member at the Valspar Championship.

PGA TOUR
Puerto Rico Open - Finished solo-second at the Puerto Rico Open, his first runner-up on TOUR in 22 career starts. Qualified for the Valspar Championship by finishing in the top 10. Mexico Open at Vidanta - Recorded his second top-five of the season with a solo-fourth at the Mexico Open at Vidanta. Played in the final group in the final round with Jon Rahm and Tony Finau, the two highest-ranked players in the field. Barracuda Championship - Won the Barracuda Championship in a playoff over Patrick Rodgers, earning his first career PGA TOUR title in his 36th start at the age of 21 years, 5 months, 23 days. Became the first Special Temporary Member to win on TOUR since Tom Kim at the 2022 Wyndham Championship and the first to win the Barracuda Championship since Collin Morikawa in 2019.

National Team Selections


Walker Cup : 2019

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 1 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 49 142 1 1 6 13 26 23 $3,235,841
2024 5 17 3 3 2 46 $629,921
2023 26 84 1 1 5 9 19 7 102 $2,346,959
2021 11 26 1 1 4 7 $258,961
2020 6 13 6
2019 1 (A) 2 1
(A) - Amateur

Personal


  • His older sister started playing golf before him, which led him to want to play.
  • Loves Korean barbecue.