Mar 31

Steven Bowditch Comes Up Big in Texas

Steven Bowditch

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One of last 2014 Masters invitation was sent, and Steven Bowditch was on the receiving end by producing his first victory at the TPC San Antonio this weekend.  Bowditch produced a winning round of 76 on Sunday to hold off Will MacKenzie, Daniel Summerhays and Matt Kuchar.  The final round was not a thing of beauty especially starting with two bogeys and a double bogey through his opening six holes.  In the end Bowditch did what Al Davis of the Oakland Raiders lived on “just win baby!”  Watching the final holes was not exactly textbook golf.   Bowditch had missed fairways and greens and did finish is final nine over par but had a cushion to claim the victory.  Starting the event ranked 339th in the world and with only two top-10’s since getting on tour, you could say this was like a March Madness story and the unlikely team making the Final Four.  Just add Bowditch to the group of winners on the PGA Tour this season from out of the top 100.   We hear this salvo often when people comment on the talent playing the PGA Tour.  There are guys in the field that can win every week and it is tough to get to the top.

It is hard to wrap my head around this new wrap around schedule.  We are 21 weeks into the season and not a Major has been played and the big guns have been quiet, especially in a Ryder Cup year.  With Tiger and Phil hurt, Adam Scott lingering, Rory doing whatever Rory does and Stenson still on his victory lap, what is the story!  Dustin Johnson and Graeme McDowell are tops in scoring average right now and looking for their first wins this season.  I am sure the members in those green jacket want their stars playing well this time of year.  It is nice to see a Cinderella win, but more people tune in when there is a known talent charging for the green jacket.

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