What happens when you card the highest 72-hole score in World Golf Championship history?
You get paid $40,000 dollars.
Steven Bowditch played the Cadillac Championship at Doral last year along with the top professionals in the field, including Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, and Jason Day. Adam Scott won the tournament, making it his second consecutive win at the time.
Bowditch on the other hand carded four consecutive scores in the 80’s. His total 72-hole score of 325, 37 over par, was the highest ever recorded at a World Golf Championship tournament. Bowditch didn’t care as he handed in his score card on Sunday reading 84 because then he picked up his paycheck for $40,000.
‘It’s the game of golf,’ Bowditch said.
‘You don’t want to play that way, but it is what it is. No one wants to play that bad, but it’s just golf. That’s it. I’m out here in one of the biggest events of the year, playing bad – but I earned my right to be here.’
In this new world filled with PC, this might require a more in depth explanation as to how someone who cards the worst score in a PGA event still makes more than the average American does in a year.
Steven Bowditch isn’t some rando who made the Cadillac field as a fluke. He’s a two-time winner in the US, a winner of more than $5 mil in PGA Tour events, a past President’s Cup player and came into the week ranked No. 78 in the world. He has the right to play in these top billed tournaments and everyone has an off day once in a while, the professionals scores are just recorded for the world to see.
No one questions a football player who gets a million dollar contract to sit on the sidelines with an injury, so don’t question a professional golfer who has an off day and still gets paid.
There is nothing PC about professional sports, people.