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Steven Bowditch |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/8/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
College: Australia

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Steven Bowditch readies for his Presidents Cup debut this week at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea.
The Aussie posted a career season in 2014-15 to grab the attention of team captain, Nick Price. His captain's pick was well deserved as he was next in line, ranking 11th in the qualification ranking. Bowditch has zero professional history in team formats, so he truly lands under the classification of wildcard this week. Oct 5 - 8:53 PM

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Steven Bowditch should be proud of his 1-under-par 36-33=69 in today's second round of the TOUR Championship.

After sneaking away with a 2-under 68 with only nine greens in regulation in the opener, Bowditch hit just 10 greens in regulation. Yet, he salvaged par seven times, including a 10-footer for a 4 at the 13th hole. His only miscue occurred at the par-5 ninth hole where he squared a double bogey. His most notable of three birdies came courtesy of a hole-out from the rough eight yards away at the par-3 second, but he also rolled in a conventional conversion from 19'10" at the par-4 14th. At 3-under 137, the Aussie is just three strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Sep 25 - 5:47 PM

In his debut at the TOUR Championship, Steven Bowditch shot 2-under-par 35-33=68.

It's a great score that looks even better when you consider that he hit only nine greens in regulation. He limited the damage to two bogeys, the first of which a result of a watered tee ball at the par-3 sixth holes. Bowditch also connected for four birdies, three of which from outside 11 feet. The highlights measured 37'7'" and 22'8" at the par-4 third and 16th holes, respectively. He also poured in a par save from 14'2" at the par-4 fifth. Given his propensity to fill the cup, it comes as no surprise that he was leading the field in strokes gained: putting at last check with a clip of 3.793.
Sep 24 - 4:16 PM

Steven Bowditch will make his first appearance at this week's TOUR Championship.

He's the rawest of the raw in the expected field of 29 at East Lake Golf Club this week. After putting a cap on a T41 at Conway Farms, Bowditch said the following of the host track for the season finale: "I've never seen it. Never really watched [the tournament]." Now, that doesn't mean he's not going to execute, and he's always a threat with a patented hot putter, but he should populate lineups only if you need the hit the flier who you think no one else will.
Sep 23 - 8:25 PM

With one of his two picks available, Presidents Cup captain Nick Price selected Steven Bowditch for the team comprised of Internationals.

The Aussie finished 11th in automatic qualifying, just a fraction of a point outside the top 10 who were locked in on Monday. Since emerging with victory at the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship in late May, Bowditch is 8-for-11 with five top 25s. It's an amazingly consistent run for a guy who had been everything but throughout his emotional career. The 32-year-old will be making his debut in the biennial competition. He's 22nd in the FedExCup standings, so he'll stay warm in advance of the event scheduled for Oct. 8-11.
Sep 8 - 5:16 PM

Steven Bowditch hung a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-32=64 on Plainfield Country Club in the final round of The Barclays to post 6-under 274, up 35 spots on the live leaderboard to tied 11th.

After opening in 71-67-72, Bowditch began the day at even-par (T46) and 11 adrift. Too far back to contend for his second win of the season (AT&T Byron Nelson) but seven off the pace of the overnight top 10. The latter may also seem a stretch, but the Aussie has already matched a career low this year with 62 in the first round of the Byron Nelson, and also shot 63 in round three of the WGC-Bridgestone just two starts ago. After carding 11 bogeys and a double thru his first 54 holes this week, Bowditch went blemish-free in the finale, circling four birdies at Nos. 1, 6, 10 and 17, and an eagle from 8'5" at the par-5 12th. The 32-year-old also rolled in a 17-footer for par at the last to keep his card spotless. Bowditch projects 19th in the FedExCup standings with play still in progress
Aug 30 - 2:01 PM

Steven Bowditch put it in reverse at Firestone Country Club on Sunday, shooting a 2-over-par 34-38=72 in his concluding round at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

The Aussie, who played with eventual winner Shane Lowry in the penultimate group of the day, ended at 3-under 277 and fell back to T12. Trying to follow a 63 is never easy but Bowditch, who matched the low round of the day on Saturday, got off to a good enough start with an opening par and a birdie-4 at No.2. But he couldn't circle another par breaker after that and spent some cash on the back nine with a bogey at 10 and a double bogey-7 at the par-5 16th after finding water with his third shot.
Aug 9 - 6:32 PM

With a 7-under-par 31-32=63 in today's third round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, Steven Bowditch claimed sole possession of the 54-hole clubhouse lead at 5-under 205.

Always so dangerous with the flat stick, Bowditch illustrated why today, although he had everything working. The Aussie split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation at Firestone Country Club's South Course. He circled eight birdies, four conventionally from outside 12 feet, the longest stretching 37'4" at the par-4 ninth hole. Bowditch also recorded a zero-putt birdie from the fringe six yards away at the par-5 16th. His only miscue occurred at the par-4 13th where he failed to get up and down after missing the green on approach and settled for bogey. At last check, his strokes gained: tee-to-green for the round measured 4.531; his strokes gained: putting read 3.536. Now comes the hard part, especially after he followed three red numbers at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club last week with a Sunday 83. Then again, that's the story of his career, isn't it? It's the primary reason why he's always a better long-term own in our world.
Aug 8 - 2:18 PM

Steven Bowditch tacked on a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of the Quicken Loans National to reach the 54-hole mark at 10-under 203, four shots adrift of 54-hole clubhouse leader Troy Merritt.

Bowditch began his round at 6-under (T15) and five swings back. On his day, he split nine (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, circling five birdies to cover a lone bogey at the par-4 17th. After nearly holing his approach for eagle on the last, he had a nice look for a walk-off 3 from 8'1", but lipped out. The Aussie's set included birdie-4s on each of the three par 5s, a chip-in birdie on the 15th, and a conventional roll of 23'8" on the par-4 13th for his longest conversion of the day. He also rolled in a 19-footer to save par on the 10th. Making his 153rd career PGA TOUR start, Bowditch won the AT&T Byron Nelson at the end of May for his second career TOUR title. He also finished runner-up at the season-opening Open.
Aug 1 - 5:02 PM

Steven Bowditch has opened the Quicken Loans National with a pair of 3-under-par 68s.

For a guy who was never a reliable short-term own, Bowditch has been downright steady since securing his second PGA TOUR victory in May. The QLN is his sixth payday in seven starts, four of which went for a top 30. And positioned just three strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, he's in line for another this weekend. The Aussie covered two bogeys with an eagle (from 28'4" at the par-5 fifth hole) and three birdies today.
Jul 31 - 1:47 PM

Steven Bowditch twirled a 3-under-par 32-37=69 in today's third round of The Open Championship to post 8-under 208 after 54 holes.

He's tied for 15th and four strokes back of the tri-leaders at St. Andrews. Bowditch made noise early today with four birdies against no bogey going out. He added a fifth and final birdie at the par-4 12th hole before succumbing to bogeys at 13 and 14. He parred in. Since his second PGA TOUR title nearly two months ago, the Aussie has found a rare consistency. Three of his last five starts yielded top 25s. His totals of two top 10s and seven top 25s this season are career highs. And he arrived in Scotland at a lofty 15th in the FedExCup standings. It's inspiring stuff for the 32-year-old who battling clinical depression all of those years ago.
Jul 19 - 3:05 PM

Steven Bowditch reached the halfway point of The 144th Open Championship in 5-under-par 70-69=139, good for very early possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

The Aussie went out in Group 5, which was the third threesome to tee off after today's weather delay of three hours and 14 minutes, so he will not be leading once 36 holes are complete. Still, it's a performance worth noting for now. He buried five birdies in both rounds and has dropped five shots, two apiece at Nos. 9 and 17. This is his first appearance in the season's third major since missing the cut in his debut in 2003.
Jul 17 - 10:17 AM

Steven Bowditch looks for second win of the season at this week's Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Bowditch (No. 17), is one of nine players in the field at The Greenbrier Classic in the top 25 in the FedExCup standings. The Aussie is now a two-time winner on the PGA TOUR (149 starts), including this year at the AT&T Byron Nelson. In total, he's made only 12 of 22 cuts on the season, but half have gone for top 25s, tossing in a solo second at the season-opening Open. The 32-year-old, who celebrated his birthday nine days after his BNC win, hasn't lost much momentum following the victory, going T22 and T15 in his last two starts. The one hiccup was an 80 on Sunday at the Memorial, where he entered the final round at 8-under-par. Bowditch is 3-for-4 at the Greenbrier including a runner-up finish in 2013.
Jul 1 - 8:30 AM

Overnight leader Steven Bowditch rode seven birdies to a final-round, 5-under-par 34-30=64 to post 18-under 259 and a four-shot victory over a trio of runners-up.

Bowditch got married at the TPC Four Seasons, so he's familiar with posing for pictures at the venue. The local resident (Flower Mound) began his final frame with a two-shot lead over five players, including playing partners Dustin Johnson and Scott Pinckney. Bowditch was a little shaky at the outset, scoring 1-over thru his first five, including a three-putt bogey on the fifth. It was nothing about which to be alarmed, however, as the 31-year-old played his last 13 holes in a sparkling 6-under. It was Bowditch's week, leading or co-leading after each of the first three rounds. This is the Aussie's second career win (in 146 starts), both of which in Texas (2014 Valero Texas Open). Today's exempts him into return trips to the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship this summer.
May 31 - 6:14 PM

Overnight co-leader Steven Bowditch tossed up a 4-under-par 33-32=65 in today's third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship to post 13-under 195, good for a two-shot lead over five players.

Bowditch began the third round in a three-way tie for the lead with Jon Curran and Jimmy Walker at 9-under. The 31-year-old smothered one bogey with five birdies en route to his two-shot margin heading into championship Sunday. Bowditch's par breakers came on Nos. 3, 6, 7, 11 and 14, squaring his lone bogey on the par-4 ninth. The Aussie is seeking his second PGA TOUR title in 145 career starts, having won the Valero Texas Open in 2014.
May 30 - 9:33 PM