Bowditch Goes Wire to Wire at Byron Nelson
Officially, Steven Bowditch will always swear that the day of his wedding will be the best moment he’s ever had at the TPC Four Seasons, where he got married four years ago.
In very private moments, however, he might put Sunday up there as well.
Bowditch shot a 5-under 64 on the rain-altered course Sunday to cruise to a 4-stroke victory at the AT&T Byron Nelson Classic. He finished 18-under for the weekend, nailed 27 birdies over four rounds, and became just the seventh player to lead all four rounds of the event.
“You know, taking photos on the green today was probably – wasn’t probably, it’s definitely the second best time I’ve had on that green – since we got married,” Bowditch said.
Dustin Johnson briefly took the lead from Bowditch as part of the final playing group, but melted down with a quadruple-bogey 8 on the par-4 No. 6.
Bowditch won $1.3 million and qualified for next year’s Masters. He had two bogeys in his first four holes Sunday, but countered with six birdies in the next 11 holes to take command.
Charley Hoffman, Jimmy Walker, and Scott Pickney tied for second at 14-under.
Masters champion and world No. 2 Jordan Spieth finished tied for 30th at 7-under.