Spencer Levin followed in Angel Cabrera’s footsteps when he birdied the par-four 17th on his way to dominating the Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, on Friday.
In the quest of his very first victory on PGA tour, Spencer fired an flawless eight-under-par 63 at the Scottsdale to put up a 14-under total of 128. Levin parred the last to end six ahead of John Huh, the player who returned a 7 birdie 66.
Jason Dufner and Ryan Palmer, the leaders of the first round carded 72s to rest a further 2 strokes back at 6 under, level with Bo Van Pelt, Ben Crane and Bubba Watson, the fellow Americans.
For Levin, it was an added long day. He had to finish 3 holes from the first round before starting out for round two. He was reasonably happy with his performance, particularly after fighting on the practice range before the championship began. At that point even the best golf odds were at around 100/1 on him to win.
The 27 year old told the journalists that it is a kind of weird. He also added that last day, on the range before he teed off, he did not felt nice about his swing as he was hitting it all over the range and he bogeyed his first hole. Going to the next tee, he told his caddie that it just might be a nine-hole week there. It clearly reveals that the game is so crazy and after that he just began playing well.
When questioned about his 65-63 start, the American replied that he had been putting quite well and if one is going to shoot a low round, the he got to putt well. He is just going to try and stay as belligerent as he could in the days to come.
He can’t wait to start the US Open, which he automatically qualifies for now.