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BOWDITCH CLINCHES FIRST PGA TOUR WIN AT THE 2014 VALERO TEXAS OPEN
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – March 31, 2014 – Cleveland® Golf congratulates staffer Steven Bowditch for his first PGA TOUR victory at the 2014 Valero Texas Open, played at TPC San Antonio. The 30-year-old Australian overcame windy conditions on Sunday to finish with a one-stroke victory at 8-under 280, becoming the third Australian to win on the PGA TOUR in the last six weeks.
Bowditch, who is more commonly known as "Bowdo" around the TOUR, finished Round 4 with a score of 76, securing his first win in 110 career starts on the PGA TOUR. The victory not only earned him $1,116,000, the largest payday of his professional career, but it also secured him a spot in this year's Masters Tournament.
I’m over the moon. I really can’t believe it,” said Bowditch. “I guessed it just happened to be my week. I haven't thought about Augusta; the only time I played it has been on the Play Station. So I think I know a few of the breaks. I'm excited.”
Bowditch, who was ranked 339th in the world headed into this week’s event, has only had two previous top-10 finishes on the PGA TOUR over the course of his 13-year career. Bowditch, who has earned victories on the Australasian circuit and the Web.com Tour, had his best finish on the PGA TOUR at last year’s The Greenbrier Classic, where he finished tied for second, earning a total of $415,800.
Bowditch played a Cleveland Classic XL (7.5°) with a Miyazaki™ Indigo shaft (56X), Cleveland 588 MB irons (3-PW), and a set of Cleveland 588 Forged RTG wedges with ROTEX face milling (50°, 54°, 60°). Bowditch wears a Cleveland Golf hat and carries a Cleveland Golf bag.