PGA player competing in Phoenix Open arrested for extreme DUI in Scottsdale

Posted at 4:50 PM, Feb 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-04 00:32:47-05

A player competing in this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open was arrested early Friday morning for driving under the influence.

Scottsdale police Sgt. Ben Hoster said a driver called 911 around 1:10 a.m. to report an impaired driver swerving all over the road.

The officer found the pickup at the intersection of Scottsdale Road and Lincoln Drive, where it was observed sitting through two green traffic signals without moving.

The officer had to wake up the driver, identified as 33-year-old Steven Bowditch. He was removed from the pickup and arrested for extreme DUI; a charge with requires a blood alcohol content over 0.20.

He was held at the Scottsdale City Jail due to his status as an out-of-state resident, Sgt. Hoster said. Bowditch posted bond later in the morning.

A page for Bowditch on the Professional Golf Association's website lists him as a native of Australia.

As of Friday afternoon, he was in 124th place at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and had not yet completed the day's round.