The inspiring story of the golfer who overcame clinical depression to win on the PGA Tour
I was going to write something myself… But this summarizes my thoughts. Keep it up mate. And check out that Golf World story. Great read. Shoutout to Bowditch for hitting the most memorable shot i’ve seen live at the 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship… Off the TV tower and on to the green.
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To most of the outside world, Steven Bowditch claiming his second PGA Tour victory at the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship is far from spectacular. He doesn’t have the name recognition of a Rory McIlroy or Tiger Woods, and the Byron Nelson Championship is hardly the U.S. Open. On the surface all that is undeniably true, but what makes Bowditch’s second win in two years so spectacular is to consider the 31-year-old’s past.
For most of his life, Bowditch has struggled with extreme bouts of clinical depression. The cause is believed to be genetic, passed on from his grandfather, who spent years in a Burmese labor camp during World War II. While Bowditch’s game was skyrocketing him to the highest level on tour, he would experience terrible headaches, nosebleeds that would soak the front of his shirt, and he would be terrified by the prospect of simple conversations with his…
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