That's Right, Steven's Not From Texas
By Torleif Sorenson on 5/31/15
Yes, Lyle Lovett is right: Steven Bowditch is not from Texas. But Texas surely wants Steven Bowditch anyway.
In fact, Bowditch now splits time between the Dallas area and Peregian Beach, Queensland, north of Brisbane. Bowditch and his wife, the former Amanda Suzanne Yarussi of Flower Mound, Texas were married at TPC Las Colinas on September 10, 2011.
On Sunday, the six-foot Australian captured his second PGA Tour victory at the AT&T Byron Nelson Classic at Las Colinas. This win comes exactly fifteen months after Bowditch captured his first Tour victory at TPC San Antonio in the 2014 Valero Texas Open.
Texans in general probably would appreciate Bowditch for overcoming all kinds of obstacles during his life and career. He emerged from a deep battle with depression and an attempted suicide that was intercepted by Amanda herself. With help from that remarkable woman, he played his way onto the big tour. In San Antonio last year, the field battled through vicious winds that blew lots of people out of contention, but Bowditch prevailed with a final-round 76.
This weekend, rain was the chief antagonist, causing all sorts of delays and even forced tournament officials to make a par-3 out of the par-4 14th hole, resulting in the par-70 playing to a par of 69.
But Bowditch shot a five-under-par 64, which included four birdies on the closing nine, to win at (-18) 259. Charley Hoffman, Scott Pinckney, and noted astrophotographer Jimmy Walker all tied for second place at (-14) 263.
Yes, Texas wants you anyway.
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He won on Tour last year and I have never heard of him. Guess I better watch more TV golf and play less (not likely!).
Torleif Sorenson says:
NBEB: Unfortunately, that's my job. Stay out there and keep playing. :)
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