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2015 AT&T Byron Nelson results: Steven Bowditch runs away from Dustin Johnson for 2nd win

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The Aussie wins in Texas for the second time in as many years, strolling comfortably on the back nine to a four-shot victory in Dallas.

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Steven Bowditch might have Texas golf down better than anyone on the PGA Tour right now. Bowditch picked up his second career win on Sunday at the Byron Nelson a year after finally breaking through for his first victory at the Texas Open down in San Antonio.

Bowditch started Sunday's final round with a two-shot lead and held a comfortable multi-shot cushion for most of the day. There were some big-name talents chasing right behind him, most notably Dustin Johnson and Jimmy Walker, Americans who win on Tour as much as anyone. After a Saturday round of 62, Johnson shot 24 spots up the leaderboard and was the favorite playing the final group alongside Bowditch.

But neither Johnson nor Walker really ever got momentum going to put a scare in Bowditch. Walker missed several short putts and Johnson, who chipped in twice in the first few holes, imploded with a quadruple-bogey snowman.

The Aussie sat back and watched that carnage early, turned it on through the second nine and cruised to the 18th tee with a four-shot lead. It's hard to have the pressure get to you when you're up three and four shots over the final few holes. Bowditch really set the pace on Thursday, when he posted the round of the tournament, an 8-under 62. The course was altered to a par-69 for the final three rounds after flooding made the 14th hole (and the entire week) a mess at TPC Four Seasons. But Bowditch never really came close to shooting in the 70s all week (62-68-65-64), and that kind of streak will always put you near the top of the leaderboard.

Bowditch dropped a couple shots on the front nine, but still made the turn in 1-under 34. The back nine, however, was where he slammed the door on any would-be chasers. Back-to-back birdies at the 11th and 12th meant the rest of the field would need a car crash finish from Bowditch, but he never gave another shot back on this soggy layout. A birdie at the 16th made it three shots and then, even when he wasn't trying to make a birdie, he still did. This shot at the 17th got away from him and took a scary line right over the water that he never planned, but this was his week:

He's not the big-name superstar, but Bowditch has an incredible story that many learned for just the first time last year during that Texas Open win. He was born with an incredible talent and golf swing, one that many in the loaded Aussie set of pros said was the best of the best from that country. Bowditch, however, battled drinking problems, sleeping problems, severe anxiety, and clinical depression as he tried to launch his career. That all appears to be behind him and this week, he set a new personal birdie record at the same course where he celebrated his wedding. It continues to be an awesome, if lesser-known, story on the PGA Tour.

The Tour now swings up to Ohio and the Memorial, where Tiger Woods will make his return . After a couple brutal weather weeks in the annual Dallas-Fort Worth two-step, it doesn't look much better for Muirfield, which is historically beset by storms and awful weather.

Here are the final results from Dallas and the 2015 AT&T Byron Nelson:

Place Player Score Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
1 Steven Bowditch -18 62 68 65 64 259
T2 Charley Hoffman -14 69 65 64 65 263
T2 Jimmy Walker -14 64 66 67 66 263
T2 Scott Pinckney -14 69 64 64 66 263
5 Zach Johnson -13 69 64 68 63 264
T6 Brandt Snedeker -12 71 66 64 64 265
T6 Jon Curran -12 67 63 67 68 265
T8 Jason Dufner -11 71 65 64 66 266
T8 Dustin Johnson -11 67 68 62 69 266
T10 Nick Watney -10 67 65 70 65 267
T10 Daniel Berger -10 72 65 64 66 267
T10 Tony Finau -10 67 64 68 68 267
T10 Cameron Percy -10 67 64 68 68 267
T10 Colt Knost -10 68 65 66 68 267
T10 Ryan Palmer -10 65 66 67 69 267
T16 Nicholas Thompson -10 70 67 66 65 268
T16 Brooks Koepka -10 69 68 64 67 268
T16 John Merrick -9 66 67 69 66 268
T16 Kenny Perry -9 69 68 64 67 268
T16 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano -9 70 68 67 63 268
T16 Zac Blair -9 69 64 66 69 268
T22 Keegan Bradley -9 66 70 67 66 269
T22 Spencer Levin -9 71 67 65 66 269
T22 Bryce Molder -9 69 67 65 68 269
T22 Will Wilcox -8 68 67 67 67 269
T22 Graham DeLaet -8 69 66 67 67 269
T22 Russell Henley -8 70 65 69 65 269
T22 Rod Pampling -8 69 66 69 65 269
T22 Brendon de Jonge -8 70 66 63 70 269
T30 Rory Sabbatini -7 69 64 69 68 270
T30 Jonas Blixt -7 67 69 67 67 270
T30 Jordan Spieth -7 69 64 68 69 270
T30 Jerry Kelly -7 68 64 68 70 270
T34 Danny Lee -6 67 69 66 69 271
T34 Ken Duke -6 67 68 70 66 271
T34 Kyle Reifers -6 70 68 67 66 271
T34 Scott Brown -6 70 66 70 65 271
T34 Jonathan Randolph -6 69 63 65 74 271
T39 Brian Harman -6 70 68 66 68 272
T39 Sung Joon Park -6 68 68 65 71 272
T39 Hunter Mahan -5 68 64 70 70 272
T39 Matt Kuchar -5 71 67 64 70 272
T39 Vijay Singh -5 70 67 66 69 272
T39 Martin Flores -5 67 69 64 72 272
T39 Richard Sterne -5 71 65 70 66 272
T46 Greg Chalmers -6 69 69 68 67 273
T46 John Senden -5 67 67 68 71 273
T46 Erik Compton -4 68 67 67 71 273
T46 Michael Thompson -4 68 66 69 70 273
T46 Andrew Loupe -4 69 65 69 70 273
T46 Derek Ernst -4 67 67 67 72 273
T46 Cameron Smith -4 70 67 68 68 273
T46 Joe Affrunti -4 68 63 67 75 273
T46 Greg Owen -4 71 67 68 67 273
T55 Justin Thomas -4 70 67 68 69 274
T55 Chad Collins -3 70 67 67 70 274
T55 Mark Hubbard -3 71 66 67 70 274
T55 James Hahn -3 65 70 70 69 274
T55 Carl Pettersson -3 69 69 68 68 274
T60 Gary Woodland -3 72 63 71 69 275
T60 Harris English -2 69 66 67 73 275
T60 Luke Guthrie -2 69 65 67 74 275
T60 Jonathan Byrd -2 67 71 68 69 275
T64 Matt Jones -1 72 63 66 75 276
T64 Jeff Overton -1 69 65 70 72 276
T66 John Huh -1 69 69 67 72 277
T66 Ben Curtis E 72 63 70 72 277
T66 Hudson Swafford E 73 65 67 72 277
T69 Mark Anderson 1 68 68 68 74 278
T69 Jhonattan Vegas 1 70 68 68 72 278
T71 Adam Hadwin 3 69 67 69 75 280
T71 Sam Saunders 3 69 68 68 75 280