PGA Tour pro Steven Bowditch arrested under suspicion of Extreme DUI

Steven Bowditch was arrested early Friday morning in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Getty Images)
Steven Bowditch was arrested early Friday morning in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Getty Images)

Two-time PGA Tour winner Steven Bowditch was arrested by Phoenix-area police on early Friday morning, charged Extreme Driving Under the Influence.

According to FOX 10 in Phoenix, a motorist alerted police to Bowditch swerving all over the road in a white truck that turned out to be his courtesy car for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. When police arrived and spotted the truck, they observed the pickup truck was motionless through two green cycles. Officers woke the 33-year-old up and then arrested him. Bowditch had a 0.204 blood-alcohol level, which led to the Extreme DUI charge.

Arizona has some of the toughest drunk-driving laws in the country. In the state, a DUI arrest falls under the Extreme DUI charge if the driver has a blood-alcohol level of anywhere from 0.15 to 0.20 percent or greater within two hours of driving. An additional charge, Super Extreme DUI, is for blood-alcohol content above 0.20 percent.

Extreme DUI can come with a 30-day minimum jail sentence and a $2,500 fine, as well a suspended license and other requirements that can be imposed at a judge’s discretion.

Bowditch was released on bond on Friday morning and made his tee time for the second round at TPC Scottsdale. After an opening 3-over 74, Bowditch again shot 74 on Friday at TPC Scottsdale and missed the 36-hole cut.

Bowditch released the following statement Friday night: “I would like to apologize to my family, friends and supporters, as well as the PGA TOUR and Waste Management Phoenix Open for the incident reported today. As I intend to fully cooperate with the authorities, I will not be making further comment at this stage.”

Bowditch has struggled the last two seasons, missing six of seven cuts this season.

The Australian has spoken openly about his battles with depression and binge drinking, including admitting to a failed suicide attempt.

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