|Full name||Spencer Joseph Levin|
June 15, 1984 |
Sacramento, California, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Residence||Elk Grove, California, U.S.|
|College||University of California, Los Angeles
University of New Mexico
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Former tour(s)||Canadian Tour
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||T13: 2004|
|The Open Championship||T44: 2011|
|PGA Championship||T26: 2011|
Early years and amateur career
Levin was born in Sacramento, California, the son of Carlene (Rossi) and Don Levin. His mother is a cousin of football official Mike Pereira. Levin attended the University of California, Los Angeles before transferring to the University of New Mexico, where he was a two-time All-American. While at New Mexico, Levin played with future PGA Tour professionals Michael Letzig and Wil Collins. In 2004, he finished T-13 at the U.S. Open and was the low amateur; this earned him an invitation for the 2005 tournament, but he missed the cut.
Levin turned professional in 2005. He finished 22nd on the 2008 Nationwide Tour money list and earned an exemption for the 2009 PGA Tour season. His best finish that year was a T-7 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee. He finished T-23 at Q-School in December to retain his card for 2010.
In 2010, his best finish was a T-3 at the Children's Miracle Network Classic in November.
In February 2011, Levin finished tied for first at the Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun with fellow American Johnson Wagner; however, he lost on the first playoff hole, when he made a bogey and Wagner made par on the par-four 18th hole.
Professional wins (3)
PGA Tour playoff record (0-1)
|1||2011||Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun||Johnson Wagner||Lost to par on first extra hole|
Canadian Tour wins (3)
Results in major championships
|U.S. Open||T13 LA||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP||T65|
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP||T44||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
LA = Low Amateur
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tie
Yellow background for top-10.
U.S. national team appearances
- Brady, Adam. "Annihilation: Spencer Levin predictably dashes through the NCGA Amateur Match Play Championship". Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- Pereira, Mike (November 17, 2010). "Reflections on Week 10". Fox Sports. Retrieved December 3, 2012.