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Bowditch Rates Natadola Course

  Queenslander professional golfer, Steven Bowditch, has had a long enterprising career in the sport since 2001. The 33-year-old makes his debut at the Fiji International today when he tees-off
06 Oct 2016 12:37
Bowditch Rates Natadola Course
Australian Steven Bowditch during the Pro-Am at the Natadola Bay Golf Championship course yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

 

Queenslander professional golfer, Steven Bowditch, has had a long enterprising career in the sport since 2001.

The 33-year-old makes his debut at the Fiji International today when he tees-off alongside Boo Weekley (United States) and Peter O’Malley (Australia).

“It has been an average year for me,” he told SUNsports yesterday.

“I had six weeks off. I’m starting to come around during the practise sessions. Looking forward to getting out there, I still have seven or eight tournaments this year.

“It is a good place to start here. I tried to take my game to the next level and it backfired on me. I think I over practised. It is part of the game and part of the learning.”

Bowditch rates the course as the most beautiful place in the world.

“It is a great golf course. Not often you find island course in good shape and design. It is one of a kind and it is a great venue for a golf tournament.”

“He was said to be instrumental in getting Weekley to be part of the field this weekend.

“I tried to talk to Boo (Weekley) into coming over. He asked if I had a chance to sneak him in I said yes. He jumped at the opportunity and it is great to have him here and I hope he does well,” he said.

Bowditch proved tall on the American courses when he competed on the Web.com Tour.

“It was great to get close to the top 50 in the world and then to have it backfire on me. It was a bit disappointing but it is what it is. I have learnt from it and hopefully will become a better player. You need the right team around you and do things different.”

 

RECORD

Bowditch has managed seven professional wins. They are the 2015 AT & T Byron Nelson (PGA Tour), 2014 Valero Texas Open (PGA Tour, 2010 Soboba Golf Classic (Web.com Tour), 2010 NSW PGA Championship (PGA Tour of Australasia), 2009 Queensland PGA Championship, 2005 Jacobs Creek Open Championship (Web.com Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia), 2004 Queensland Open (PGA Australasia).

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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