In the early hours of February 3, Steven Bowditch was arrested in Scottsdale for driving under the influence. The two-time US PGA Tour winner wound up playing his second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open later that day and then tweeted this somber apology:
Life is about choices. Last night I made a very poor one. I'm very sorry to those I have disappointed. I must and will, do better.
— bowdo (@bowdo83) February 4, 2017
The seriousness of the matter can’t be overstated, but we support Bowditch in putting the incident behind him and learning from it. We’ve also noticed that since then, the Aussie has returned to being the funniest US PGA Tour pro on Twitter. Check out some of these beauties, which are all self-deprecating in nature:
One day soon I'm hoping to play a Saturday where I actually get paid
— bowdo (@bowdo83) February 18, 2017
My member guest partner just called to say he has found someone else #motivation
— bowdo (@bowdo83) February 26, 2017
Bowditch used this week’s WGC-Mexico Championship to poke fun at his performance in last year’s event:
Records were made to be broken.. One year ago this week I broke the highest score in a WGC event. 37 over. 325 #lestweforget
— bowdo (@bowdo83) February 27, 2017
And even figured out a way to use the USGA/R&A’s proposed new rules to take another shot at himself:
. @USGA free placing from where it last crossed the tree line would be very helpful.. Thanks in advance, Hackpro
— bowdo (@bowdo83) March 1, 2017
Unfortunately for Bowditch, there haven’t been as many laughs on the course as his struggles in 2016 have carried over into him making just one of 10 cuts to start this season. But while we wait for a turnaround, golf fans can still enjoy his musings.