PGA Tour player Steven Bowditch in town playing the Waste Management Phoenix Open was arrested for “Extreme Driving Under the Influence” shortly after 1 a.m. Friday in Scottsdale, AZ, according to fox10phoenix.com.
After receiving a 911 call from another motorist found the pickup at the intersection of Scottsdale Road and Lincoln Drive, where it was observed sitting through two green traffic signals without moving per abc15.com.
Bowditch was found asleep at the wheel and he had a blood-alcohol content exceeding 0.20 percent when police took him into custody, according to Sgt. Ben Hoster, a Scottsdale police spokesman.
The 33-year-old Australian is a two-time PGA Tour winner and bonded out of the Scottsdale City Jail. Amazingly, he then, managed to make it to TPC Scottsdale for his 12:25 p.m. tee time. He shot a second consecutive 74 to finish 6-over for the tournament and miss the cut.
According to Golf Digest, the PGA Tour said it was aware of the incident but had no further comment at this time.
Bowditch is currently No. 318 in the Official World Golf Rankings. His most recent PGA Tour victory came at the 2015 AT&T Byron Nelson in Irving, TX.