Steven Bowditch became the first golfer since 1983 to card four consecutive rounds in the 80s in a PGA Tour event as he finished the World Golf Championship at Doral at 37-over par on Sunday.
Bowditch, who was playing by himself for the second consecutive day, played his final round in two hours and 12 minutes, finishing before the leaders even teed off. He shot an 84 in the final round, with the volunteer holding the portable scorecard following him around the course instructed not to post Bowditch's numbers.
His 37-over is the highest number ever posted at a World Golf Championship event, but he still earned $48,000 for the week.
''I shot 37 over par and still made a paycheck,'' Bowditch told reporters after the round. ''All's not that bad.''
Bowditch entered the week ranked No. 78 in the world to qualify for the event, and said quitting was never an option.
''It's the game of golf,'' Bowditch told reporters. ''You don't want to play that way, but it is what it is. No one wants to play that bad, but it's just golf. That's it. I'm out here in one of the biggest events of the year, playing bad - but I earned my right to be here.''
The last player to shoot four rounds of at least 80 in a single event was Mike Dunaway in the 1983 Panasonic Las Vegas Pro-Celebrity Classic - which was a five-round event, according to the PGA Tour.
Bowditch's four-day total of 325 broke the previous high for a World Golf Championship event of 323 by Huang Ming-jie at Shanghai in 2013.