The Courier-Mail

Bowditch in hunt for a top-50 spot

- BEN EVERILL

STEVEN Bowditch has targeted a big performanc­e at the US PGA Championsh­ip as he looks to continue his quest to become one of the top 50 golfers in the world.

Having pushed his way to a career-high 60th in the rankings on the back of his second US tour victory in Texas in May, and with some new-found consistenc­y, Queensland­er Bowditch has his eye on a big finish to the year.

Known previously as a streaky player, the 32-year-old is in the midst of his most consistent period on the US Tour, which he joined in 2006.

After his breakout win in 2014, Bowditch remained inconsiste­nt and in his first 18 starts this season he had a runner-up finish and one further top-15 result but notched up nine missed cuts and a disqualifi­cation.

However, in his past nine starts he achieved his second win, three other top 15s and only one missed cut.

“This is where I want to be, still improving, still trying to get better and better, playing consistent­ly in the big events, and getting towards the top 50 in the world where you play with the best players week in and week out,” Bowditch said.

“I am only just getting the taste of it and hopefully I can keep it up and find ways to contend often.”

His late-season push starts at the US PGA Championsh­ip tonight at Whistling Straits, where he will look to lock up a berth on the Internatio­nal team for the Presidents Cup and also push his way into the US PGA Tour Championsh­ip.

Bowditch knows his fate is in his hands. USPGA CHAMPIONSH­IP, LIVE ON FOX SPORTS FROM 3AM TOMORROW.

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GOALS: Steven Bowditch.

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