Tag Archives: Steven Bowditch

Sep
11
2016

As Friday evening unfolded, most of you were kicking back and relaxing with your family, some might have gotten screwed with work, a lucky but considerable number embarked on memorable adventures exploring an exotic part of the world, the rest drank beer (domestic) and watched football, and a very small, mostly hand-picked and exclusive crowd gathered at The Plaza Hotel for the Bazaar “Icon” party, which featured a performance and impromptu, “stream of consciousness speech about the critiques of his latest fashion collection” from Kanye.

But about *maybe* 10 golf geeks were glued to their Twitter timelines in fascination as two-time PGA Tour winner Steven Bowditch exchanged tweets with a high school teenager who had been shamelessly trolling the Australian golfer for months. As any golf fan knows, Bowditch hasn’t simply had a “down” or “rough” year; it’s been straight-up brutal. Try to put yourself in his position, and trust me, he’s trying his best and putting in the practice time. At first, his poor play started out as a bit of a lame but sort of funny joke I’d see on Twitter and in Fantasy Golf league email chains.

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Mar
6
2016

In a drama-filled final round at Doral, playing in super tough conditions, Adam Scott navigated his way to the top of the leaderboard for the second straight week, securing his second WGC title at the Cadillac Championship. It certainly wasn’t the easiest victory in the world, with Scott finding himself six shots off the pace with 13 holes to play after dumping balls in the water that led to double-bogeys on nos. 3 and 5. However, he showed last week in his win at the Honda Classic, that he could win with a quadruple-bogey on his card — though it was in the third round.

That’s just how good the 35-year-old Australian is playing. Oh, and don’t forget — as no one will let him — he’s doing it all while putting with the short putter since anchoring, the technique that he won the 2013 Masters with and rose to the no. 1 ranking for a period of time, was banned at the start of 2016. Looks like Scott is going to be just fine.

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Oct
14
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

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Welcome to the new PGA Tour season! Wait, what? Didn’t the last one just end, like, two weeks ago? It sure did. And wasn’t the Presidents Cup last weekend? It sure was. But golf doesn’t really have an offseason (partly because it’s always 80 degrees and sunny somewhere).

To be honest, it doesn’t really feel like a new season — well, with the exception of all the new (and old) faces who have graduated from the Web.com Tour. 

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Oct
12
2014

Sang-Moon Bae captured the PGA Tour’s 2014-15 season-opener, the Frys.com Open, by two shots over Steven Bowditch, posting a 15-under total at Silverado’s North Course. (He also leads in FedExCup points!!!)

Bae, who secured his first-career victory at the 2013 Byron Nelson Championship, started his campaign for his second win heading into the final round with a commanding four-shot lead. He extended it to as many as six strokes throughout the round, but a bogey on no. 8 led to a shaky stretch of holes — he bogeyed four of the next seven, though he balanced it out with two birdies.

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Mar
30
2014
C'mon Aussie!

C’mon Aussie!

Battling tough and windy conditions at the Valero Texas Open on Sunday, Steven Bowditch held on to capture his first PGA Tour victory. Despite missing a three-footer on the last hole, the 30-year-old Australian had enough of a cushion to still win by a stroke over Will MacKenzie, who has finished 6th or better in three of his last four starts, and Daniel Summerhays.

Bowditch shot a final-round, four-over 76 — the highest non-major score by a winner since Fred Couples at the 1983 Kemper Open. But, who cares, a win is a win at the end of the day. 

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Dec
2
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Bow down to Bowdo

Coming into the excruciating long week at PGA West for Q-school finals, Steven Bowditch felt like his form was taking a turn for the better. When you’re fighting to re-earn your job–the Australian had conditional status on the PGA Tour last year–the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.

The Australian shot an eight-under 64 on the Nicklaus Tournament course to take a one-shot lead through 90 holes heading into Monday’s sixth and final round.

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May
20
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Bowditch battled clinical depression

Steven Bowditch went on a birdie barrage at Colonial during the second round, carding seven through 16 holes, before a bogey on the 17th dropped him back to six-under. The 27-year-old Australian signed for a 64 to follow his three-under 67 effort. With first-round co-leader David Toms still on the course, Bowditch is the leader in the clubhouse, along with Charlie Wi.

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