Steven Bowditch and his wife were married at the TPC Four Seasons Resort in 2011. A few years later, Bowditch gave himself one heck of a belated wedding gift, winning the AT&T Byron Nelson at 18 under.
Below, we'll take a look at the leaderboard and break down the day's action.
Bowditch opened the AT&T Byron Nelson on Thursday with an incredibly impressive round, taking the lead after the first day with an eight-under 62. While he couldn't match that score during his final round on Sunday, he was more than good enough to separate himself from the field on the back nine and cruise to a victory in Irving, Texas, shooting a six-under 64 to seal a four-stroke victory.
Only Zach Johnson and Gonzalo Fdez-Castano (seven-under 63) shot better on the day.
While winning any tournament is an amazing achievement, winning this particular tournament was particularly special for Bowditch, per Golf Digest:
It really was all about Bowditch on Sunday. While he did bogey Nos. 3 and 5—and while Charley Hoffman, Jimmy Walker, Scott Pinckney and Johnson made some noise with solid rounds of their own—Bowditch absolutely rocked the back nine to clinch his four-stroke victory.
He played four under on the back nine, with birdies on Nos. 11, 12, 16 and 17, which ultimately ended up being the difference between him and Hoffman, Walker and Pinckney, who each finished at 14 under.
His birdie on the 16th was the moment it became clear he wasn't going to blow his lead.
And then on the 17th, well, Bowditch seemed to have karma on his side, per Jason Sobel of ESPN:
Here are his tee shot and birdie putt, per the PGA Tour on Twitter:
While Bowditch could do no wrong, other contenders coming into the day fell off. Dustin Johnson in particular had a rough day, following up Saturday's 62 with a 69 on Sunday, highlighted by this disaster on the sixth that basically ended his chances of finishing atop the leaderboard.
Jordan Spieth, meanwhile, came into Sunday six strokes off the lead and couldn't get any closer, finishing with a 69 for his round and seven under for the tournament, good for a tie in 30th place. It wasn't his finest tournament, but Spieth will surely bounce back.
For Bowditch, the hope will be that he can take some of his success in Texas to tournaments outside of the state, as both of his PGA Tour wins have come in the Lone Star State (he also won the Texas Open last year).
Given the clinical way he picked apart the course on both Thursday and Sunday, Bowditch could be a player to watch in upcoming tournaments. But if nothing else, he'll always have the memory of winning a tournament on the same course where he wed, a unique experience.