Steven Bowditch

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Steven Bowditch
Personal information
Born (1983-06-08) 8 June 1983 (age 33)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Nationality  Australia
Residence Peregian Beach, Queensland, Australia
Career
Turned professional 2001
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Former tour(s) Nationwide Tour
Challenge Tour
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
PGA Tour of Australasia 3
Web.com Tour 2
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T26: 2014
U.S. Open CUT: 2016
The Open Championship T30: 2015
PGA Championship CUT: 2014, 2015

Steven Bowditch (born 8 June 1983) is an Australian professional golfer who currently plays on the PGA Tour and the PGA Tour of Australasia.

Bowditch was born in Newcastle, New South Wales. He had a distinguished amateur career, which includes medalist honours at the 2001 Australian Amateur.

Bowditch plays on the PGA Tour of Australasia and previously played on its developmental Von Nida Tour. He also plays in the United States, where he has alternated between the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour for varied success. He won the 2005 Jacob's Creek Open Championship, co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and the Nationwide Tour, on the way to finishing fourth on the Nationwide Tour's money list. This earned Bowditch a PGA Tour card for the first time in 2006. He played in 22 events, but only made two cuts in his debut season and returned to the Nationwide Tour in 2007.

Bowditch won for the second time on the Nationwide Tour in 2010, at the Soboba Golf Classic. He finished the year 17th on the money list and earned his 2011 PGA Tour card. His second full season on the PGA Tour was a greater success, where he played in 28 events and made 15 cuts, including six top-25 finishes.

On 30 March 2014, Bowditch won his maiden title on the PGA Tour, at the Valero Texas Open.[1] He won by a single stroke over Will MacKenzie and Daniel Summerhays, despite shooting a final four-over-par round of 76, which was the highest round shot by a winner on tour since 2004. The victory came in his 110th tour level start. The win qualified Bowditch to play in the Masters Tournament and the PGA Championship for the first time in his career.

On 31 May 2015, Bowditch won the AT&T Byron Nelson for his second PGA Tour title. He posted a score of −18 to finish four shots ahead of Charley Hoffman, Jimmy Walker and Scott Pinckney to claim a wire-to-wire victory.[2] He became the third Australian to win the tournament in eight years, following Adam Scott in 2008 and Jason Day in 2010. The victory qualified Bowditch for the 2015 PGA Championship and the 2016 Masters Tournament. His play during the season was good enough to earn a captain's pick for the 2015 Presidents Cup.

Bowditch has long had a battle with severe depression and is a spokesman for beyondblue, an Australian non-profit organisation promoting awareness of depression and related mental disorders.[3]

On 3 February 2017, Bowditch was arrested for extreme DUI in Scottsdale, Arizona.[4]

Professional wins (7)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 30 Mar 2014 Valero Texas Open 69-67-68-76=280 −8 1 stroke United States Will MacKenzie, United States Daniel Summerhays
2 31 May 2015 AT&T Byron Nelson 62-68-65-64=259 −18 4 strokes United States Charley Hoffman, United States Scott Pinckney, United States Jimmy Walker

Nationwide Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 20 Feb 2005 Jacob's Creek Open Championship1 −11 (67-67-72-71=277) 5 strokes United States Ryan Armour, Australia Nathan Green
2 3 Oct 2010 Soboba Golf Classic −19 (70-64-63-68=265) 3 strokes United States Daniel Summerhays

1 Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 20 Feb 2005 Jacob's Creek Open Championship1 −11 (67-67-72-71=277) 5 strokes United States Ryan Armour, Australia Nathan Green
2 8 Nov 2009 Cellarbrations Queensland PGA Championship −28 (64-64-63-69=260) 6 strokes Australia Clint Rice
3 8 May 2010 Cellarbrations New South Wales PGA Championship −17 (64-68-64-67=263) 2 strokes New Zealand Gareth Paddison

1 Co-sanctioned with the Nationwide Tour

Other wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP T26 DNP CUT
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T30 CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

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