It had been a while. Steven Bowditch went five straight rounds at WGC stroke-play events without cracking 80 before finally doing so on Friday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Bowditch was 37 over at the Cadillac Championship in March where he walked away with nearly $50,000. More of the same on Thursday of this week when he dropped an 82 in Round 1 at Firestone. Someone who started him in a daily fantasy golf league came at him on Twitter.
Bowditch's reply back was a great one.
@JdmLarry88 dude if your playing me at the moment your drafting is worse then my golf!— Steven Bowditch (@bowdo83) July 1, 2016
So we know he has social media chops, but he took it to the next level on Friday after shooting 72 on a tough day in the second round. He tweeted a photo of his drug test from the PGA Tour (assigned randomly to players after their rounds).
Even the tour can't believe I broke 80! pic.twitter.com/56tXnkZ6Be— Steven Bowditch (@bowdo83) July 1, 2016
So great. And so is Bowditch's backstory.
The man who once tried to drown himself and has struggled with mental health throughout his career has gone on to win twice on the PGA Tour and make nearly $10 million. Also, he's not in last place at this week's WGC event (where there is no cut). That, of late, qualifies as great news.