Wayne Levi

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Wayne Levi
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Wayne John Levi
Born (1952-02-22) February 22, 1952 (age 62)
Little Falls, New York
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Naples, Florida
New Hartford, New York
Career
College State University of New York at Oswego
Turned professional 1973
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 19
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 12
Champions Tour 2
Other 5
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament T11: 1984
U.S. Open T25: 1979, 1993
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T16: 1991
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour
Player of the Year
1990

Wayne John Levi (born February 22, 1952) is an American professional golfer.

Levi (rhymes with "heavy") was born in Little Falls, New York and attended high school in Herkimer, New York. He enrolled at Oswego State University for two years and then the University of South Florida briefly, before turning professional in 1973.[1]

Levi went on to win 12 times on the PGA Tour. His career year was 1990, when he had four wins, finished second on the final money list and was the PGA Tour Player of the Year.[1] He played on the 1991 Ryder Cup team. Since 2002, he has played on the Champions Tour.[2]

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins (12)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Nov 5, 1978 Walt Disney World National Team Championship
(with United States Bob Mann)
−34 (64-65-62-63=254) 3 strokes United States Bobby Wadkins &
United States Lanny Wadkins
2 May 6, 1979 Houston Open −16 (69-65-63-71=268) 2 strokes United States Mike Brannan
3 Sep 7, 1980 Pleasant Valley Jimmy Fund Classic −11 (71-71-65-66=273) Playoff United States Gil Morgan
4 Feb 14, 1982 Hawaiian Open −11 (72-68-67-70=277) 1 stroke United States Scott Simpson
5 Oct 10, 1982 LaJet Classic −17 (64-71-68-68=271) 6 strokes United States Thomas Gray
6 Aug 14, 1983 Buick Open −16 (72-64-71-65=272) 1 stroke United States Calvin Peete
7 Sep 2, 1984 B.C. Open −9 (67-71-71-66=275) 1 stroke United States Russ Cochran, United States Hal Sutton
8 Jun 23, 1985 Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic −15 (71-68-67-67=273) Playoff United States Steve Pate
9 May 27, 1990 BellSouth Atlanta Golf Classic −13 (72-66-68-69=275) 1 stroke United States Keith Clearwater, United States Larry Mize,
Zimbabwe Nick Price
10 Jun 10, 1990 Centel Western Open −13 (70-66-70-69=275) 4 strokes United States Payne Stewart
11 Jul 1, 1990 Canon Greater Hartford Open −28 (67-66-67-67=267) 2 strokes United States Mark Calcavecchia, United States Brad Fabel,
United States Rocco Mediate, United States Chris Perry
12 Sep 16, 1990 Canadian Open −15 (68-68-72-70=278) 1 stroke Australia Ian Baker-Finch,
United States Jim Woodward

PGA Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1980 Pleasant Valley Jimmy Fund Classic United States Gil Morgan Won with par on fourth extra hole
2 1984 Hawaiian Open United States Jack Renner Lost to par on second extra hole
3 1985 Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic United States Steve Pate Won with birdie on second extra hole

Other wins (5)[edit]

This list may be incomplete

Champions Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Aug 10, 2003 3M Championship −11 (68-68-69=205) 1 stroke United States Morris Hatalsky, United States Gil Morgan
2 Oct 3, 2004 Constellation Energy Classic −16 (64-68-68=200) 2 strokes United States Hale Irwin

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT T28 CUT T46 T25
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament CUT T25 T24 T12 T11 T18 35 DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T45 DNP DNP T43 WD T46 T55 DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT T49 CUT DNP CUT T18 T30 CUT DNP DNP
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
Masters Tournament CUT T32 DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT T49 DNP T25 T47
PGA Championship DNP T16 CUT T31 DNP

Note: Levi never player in The Open Championship.
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 7
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 2 14 10
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 5
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 9 33 22
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1985 Masters – 1986 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jenkins, Sally (December 17, 1990). "Just An Above-average Guy". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved February 25, 2009. 
  2. ^ "PGA Tour Media Guide – Wayne Levi". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 

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