The week of the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship, I scrolled down the list of players who were available for a fantasy team for the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Cancun, Mexico. With the top 64 players in the world in Arizona, the pickings weren’t as strong as most weeks. My eyes settled on the name Spencer Levin. This guy’s been playing well this season I thought in my brain, and just like that, I picked him.
This week at Bay Hill, Levin is again on my fantasy golf team and I know a bit more about him. First off, the guy’s having a strong 2011 season. He’s made 8 of 9 cuts this season with a 2nd place finish (at Mayakoba – thank you Spencer), two top 10s and five top 25s. This week he’s slotted in second place after two rounds at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
What else do you need to know about Levin? Here are some fast facts.
~ If it gets windy, he might get blown into a water hazard. Levin is just 155 lbs and his forearms look like long golf club shafts. When he eventually wins on tour this season, I hope he’s able to lift the trophy over his head.
~ Good golf runs in his family. His father, Don, was an All-American golfer at San Jose State and played the PGA Tour in the early 1980s.
~ We know he’s good at baseball though – he pitched in three California State Championship All-Star baseball games.
~ He finished T13 at the 2004 U.S. Open Championship with a score of +8. It was an impressive debut and his only start on the professional tour that year.
~ A year later he was cut from the 2005 U.S. Open. Something tells us he’ll have stronger performances in his future.
~ Looking for a local tie? Kid won the 2004 Porter Cup in Lewiston. Many people acknowledge the Porter Cup as one of the best amateur events in the country.