Steven Bowditch

    Steven Bowditch

    Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)

    Weight: 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)

    Birthdate: 8 June 1983

    College: -

    Year turned pro: 2001

    Birthplace: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

    Country: Australia

    Sponsor: Cleveland Golf

    Born on 8 June 1983 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, Bowditch achieved success playing golf at an amateur level, including medalist honors at the 2001 Australian Amateur. That same year Bowditch turned professional.
    After turning professional Bowditch played on both the Von Nida Tour and the PGA Tour of Australasia. He has also played on both the Nationwide Tour and the PGA Tour in the USA. In 2005 he finished in 4th place on the money list for the Nationwide Tour. This meant that he earned his card to play on the PGA Tour for the following season. He did not have a successful first full season on the PGA Tour and returned to the Nationwide Tour after making the cut in just two out of the 22 events he started.

    After returning to the Nationwide Tour, Bowditch achieved a win at the Soboba Golf Classic, in 2010. After finishing that season in 17th place on the Nationwide Tour money list, Bowditch again earned his card to play on the PGA Tour. This time he achieved more success achieving six finishes in the top 25 of events on the PGA Tour. It was 2014 when Bowditch won for the first time on the PGA Tour, at the Valero Texas Open. This win was especially significant for Bowditch as it meant he qualified to play at the Masters Tournament and the PGA Championship for the first time. Bowditch was again victorious on the PGA Tour, at the AT&T Byron Nelson, in 2015. This victory meant that he again qualified to play at both the 2015 PGA Championship and the Masters Tournament in 2016.

    Away from the course, Bowditch is a fervent supporter of beyondblue which is an organization based in Australia that helps to make people aware of the problems of mental illness and depression. This is especially important to Bowditch as he battles with depression himself.

    As of the end of 2014, Bowditch had achieved two wins on the PGA Tour, amassing total prize money of $3,280,073.