Golfer Akshay Bhatia Gets Engaged In Napa Valley
India-West News Desk
NAPA VALLEY, CA – PGA Tour star Akshay Bhatia has officially announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Presleigh Schultz, setting golf fans abuzz with their love story. Schultz is a 21-year-old American social media personality known for her brand endorsements on various social media platforms.
Bhatia, 21, and Schultz have been inseparable since their virtual meet-cute. Two years ago, Bhatia took a bold step by sliding into Schultz’s Instagram DMs, a move that would change both their lives forever. Despite being an initial online connection, the couple instantly hit it off.
Schultz’s support for Bhatia extended beyond heartfelt messages. She stepped into the role of caddy when Bhatia clinched his first Korn Ferry Tour victory at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic in 2022. This teamwork forged a bond that would stand the test of time.
Just 18 months later, Bhatia ascended to PGA Tour glory, marking a milestone in his young career. Schultz’s unwavering support was a pivotal factor in his journey, evident when Bhatia emotionally spoke about her role after securing his maiden PGA Tour title at the Barracuda Championship earlier this season. “She’s been through it all with me… you know I couldn’t imagine my life without her. I couldn’t imagine being on this journey without her by my side… she’s a huge part of this win,” Bhatia told the media.
The pinnacle of Bhatia’s career thus far came in July 2023 when he triumphed over Patrick Rodgers in a playoff to capture his first PGA Tour title. However, despite this remarkable achievement, Bhatia narrowly missed out on progressing to the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Presently, he holds the 104th position in the Official World Golf Rankings, but his dedicated fan base remains hopeful of more victories in the future.
Bhatia was born in Northridge, CA, and lives in Wake Forest, NC.