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Steven Bowditch |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/8/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
College: Australia

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Steven Bowditch posted a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in the final round of the John Deere Classic to end the tournament at 15-under 269.
The Aussie is on the bubble for a top-10 finish thanks in large part to an eagle from 13'7" on the par-5 17th. He also circled five birdies, two from outside 10 feet, and squared four bogeys on a colorful lap around TPC Deere Run. At the time of his posting, Bowditch was clinging to a position inside the top 10. If he remains in that spot, it would join his breakthrough win at the Valero Texas Open as his second of the 2013-14 season. Jul 13 - 5:01 PM

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Steven Bowditch chased his opening 64 at the John Deere Classic with a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in the second round to post 11-under 131, one stroke off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

This was about as low as he was going to go, so his fantasy owners should be thrilled because you never know how he's going to deal with adversity. After opening with a hole-out for eagle from the rough six yards away at the par-5 10th, Bowditch added par saves from 13'4" and 10 feet at Nos. 12 and 13, respectively. He knocked in a 39-incher for birdie at the par-4 14th before suffering his only bogey of the round, that a 5 at 15 where he found trouble off the tee. The Aussie played the remainder in bogey-free 2-under with two birdies, the latter measuring 13'1" at the par-4 eighth. He hit 12 greens in regulation today.
Jul 11 - 6:38 PM

Steven Bowditch submitted a 7-under-par 32-32=64 for his opening round of the John Deere Classic, finishing one stroke off the pace of the clubhouse co-leaders.

The Aussie failed to parlay his breakthrough win at the Valero Texas Open into a run of any kind, but this aligns with his career trajectory nonetheless. Since that fateful day at TPC San Antonio in late March, he had posted a red number just four times. Today's is the fifth and easily the lowest. Bowditch surrounded an eagle at the par-5 10th hole where he stuck his second to inside nine feet with seven birdies, including conversions from 18'6" and 11'10" at Nos. 11 and 13, respectively. He also squared two bogeys.
Jul 10 - 2:10 PM

Steven Bowditch enters this week's Quicken Loans National ranked 55th in the FedExCup standings.

The Aussie has hit a cold patch since the breakthrough victory at the Valero Texas Open. He's missed four straight cuts, and six of the last eight. Bowditch ranks 56th in driving distance which should really come in handy on the lengthy challenge of Congressional. Unfortunately, he also ranks 177th in strokes gained-putting, 158th in GIR percentage, and 113th in par breakers. Like many gamers expected, the win in Texas was more of an outlier, and did not lead to a breakout season that often accompanies a maiden win.
Jun 25 - 9:47 AM

Steven Bowditch makes his way back to Fort Worth, Texas, for this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

The Aussie has missed three of five cuts since his breakthrough victory at the Valero Texas Open. Bowditch finished T16 at Colonial in 2011 before missing the cut last year. Statistically, this doesn't look like the best fit as he currently ranks 175th in good drive percentage and 171st in par 4 scoring average.
May 21 - 11:16 AM

Steven Bowditch has been removed from the published field of this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Anytime a guy breaks through for his first win, he's going to undergo a shift in scheduling toward the busier. So, it's not too shocking that the Aussie scratched this week. He had played four in a row with the previously unscheduled Masters added just two weeks prior when he won in San Antonio.
Apr 21 - 11:12 AM

Steven Bowditch twirled a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in his opening round of the Shell Houston Open.

You'd have understood if he was 10 swings higher in the wake of his breakthrough victory last week, but he managed to outbalance three bogeys with four birdies at the Golf Club of Houston today. His longest conventional conversion measured 22'2" for birdie at the par-4 10th, but he also jarred an 11-yarder from off the green for bogey at the par-4 fifth where he found water off the tee. The Aussie sits six strokes adrift of the overnight co-leaders.
Apr 3 - 8:52 PM

Steven Bowditch secured his first PGA TOUR victory despite a 4-over-par 39-37=76 in the final round of the Valero Texas Open.

Wind was a major factor in everyone's final lap around TPC San Antonio and the Aussie wasn't immune. After a bogey on the par-5 second and a double bogey at the par-4 fourth, it looked like it may not be his day. To his credit, he fought back with two birdies and three bogeys over his final 14 holes to right the ship and post 8-under 280. Proximity had to be the key to his success this week, as he ranked fifth with a 1.636 putting average in spite of ranking 64th in strokes gained. The bigger story is what Bowditch had to overcome to reach this pinnacle. He has admitted in the past to battling clinical depression, making this victory all the sweeter. Perhaps ironic, it took a great deal of mental toughness to flat-out win. He finished one stroke clear of Daniel Summerhays and Will MacKenzie. With the win, Bowditch is exempt into the Masters, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship.
Mar 30 - 6:14 PM

Steven Bowditch crafted a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in the third round of the Valero Texas Open to extend his lead to three strokes at 12-under 204.

He opened his day with a chip-in birdie at the par-4 first, then followed with a chip-in eagle at the par-5 second. The remainder of his 16 holes featured 13 pars, with two birdies and a lone bogey making up the difference. Last night was the first time in Bowditch's career that he slept with a PGA TOUR lead and he showed no signs of nerves. We will all find out in Sunday's final round if he can replicate that feat and emerge with his first win. He has just two top-10 finishes in his career.
Mar 29 - 6:00 PM

Steven Bowditch spun a 5-under-par 31-36=67 in his second round of the Valero Texas Open to reach the halfway point in 8-under 136, good for sole possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

After signing his card following the conclusion of his opening round this morning, Bowditch went right back out there and opened par-birdie-eagle on the back side of TPC San Antonio. He capped that run with an 83-yard hole-out from the fairway on the par-4 12th. He added four birdies, including a roll from 18'9" at 3 before incurring a double bogey at the par-4 ninth where he closed. The Aussie entered the week with only two top 10s in 109 PGA TOUR starts.
Mar 28 - 3:47 PM

Steven Bowditch finished off a 3-under-par 37-32=69 this morning for his opening round of the Valero Texas Open.

The Aussie was one of 45 golfers to resume the lid-lifter at TPC San Antonio at 7:57 a.m. CT. He'd total 14 greens in regulation and five birdies, the longest measuring 14'2" at the par-4 17th hole. Bowditch reached the clubhouse one back of the co-leaders.
Mar 28 - 10:29 AM

Steven Bowditch fashioned a 3-under-par 33-36=69 for his opening round of the Puerto Rico Open.

Since a T19 at Pebble Beach where he closed with a 1-under 71, the Aussie has connected four rounds over par en route to missed cut at Riviera and PGA National. He hit only 11 greens in regulation at Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico today, but offset two bogeys with five birdies. Bowditch went on to sign his card sitting three strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Mar 6 - 4:11 PM

Steven Bowditch posted a 2-under-par 34-36=70 on the host course in his second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

With a couple of top 15s in five appearances in this event, it doesn't comes as too much of a surprise that he's 5-under 138 through two rounds, four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead in relation to par. Still, the Aussie can take hot and cold to their extremes, it's just that he was extremely moderate today. He split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation en route to four birdies and two bogeys. None of his 18 conversions measured longer than 9'10" at the par-4 first hole. Staying in line with the theme, it was for par. He'll take on Spyglass Hill in Saturday's third round.
Feb 7 - 6:52 PM

Steven Bowditch carded a 4-under-par 33-35=68 on the North Course at Torrey Pines in his opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

Everyone in the field of 156 gets one crack at Torrey North, which score measurably lower than its big brother. The Aussie pounced on his chance, holing six birdies against just two bogeys to settle one back of the early clubhouse lead. Bowditch is notoriously streak and not recommended but for the deepest formats. If anything, he's an ideal touring pro to simply observe and enjoy from the sidelines.
Jan 23 - 5:31 PM

Steven Bowditch is 100 starts into his PGA TOUR career and finally managed to retain his PGA TOUR card for the first time last season.

The Aussie has struggled with consistency and inner demons throughout his career, but put things together in a relatively big way in 2013. A T2 at The Greenbrier Classic was not only a season highlight, but also a career-best finish. He followed that with a T12 at the John Deere Classic and a T17 at the Sanderson Farms Championship. Considering he's made just 35 percent of his cuts throughout his PGA TOUR career, it's a risk to count on him for anything other than a calculated flier in most fantasy formats. His best value this season could be a weekly play at The Old White TPC.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 08:49:00 PM