AT&T Byron Nelson 2015: Leaderboard Scores and Highlights from Sunday

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMay 31, 2015

IRVING, TX - MAY 31:  Steven Bowditch of Australia hits his tee shot on the third hole during the Final Round of the AT&T Byron Nelson at the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas on May 31, 2015 in Irving, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Tom Pennington/Getty Images

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.     



IRVING, TX - MAY 31:  Steven Bowditch of Australia smiles after winning on the 18th green during the Final Round of the AT&T Byron Nelson at the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas on May 31, 2015 in Irving, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Scott Halleran/Getty Images

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:

Golf Digest @GolfDigest

Bowditch, who was married on the 18th green at TPC Four Seasons (where he just won): "This is a pretty special place for me."

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:

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelTAN

A lot of players won't sign autographs during pro-am rounds. Steven Bowditch just signed for a kid while going to the 71st hole with a lead.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelTAN

Steven Bowditch signs autograph, then watches his tee shot barely clear the water and land safely on the green. The golf gods are smiling.

Here are his tee shot and birdie putt, per the PGA Tour on Twitter:


Steven Bowditch just hit this "accidentally brilliant" tee shot at No. 17. #QuickHits http://t.co/ASsFNafFkB


Steven Bowditch will head to the last with a four-shot lead after pouring this one in at No. 17. #QuickHits http://t.co/6MSNh8xqKz

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. 

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