Levin has found his comfort zone


ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s not all about the money for Spencer Levin, but he freely admits that, for the past two years, he’s had a difficult time not thinking about how much dough each putt was worth.

The first-round leader at the Arnold Palmer Invitational after a 6-under 66 says he can finally relax now that he’s in his third full year on the PGA Tour. He’s comfortable, he’s made more friends on Tour and now the results are finally starting to show.

Levin, 26, has four top-15 finishes in his past five events, including a loss to Johnson Wagner last month in a playoff at the Mayakoba Golf Classic.

“Honestly, I haven’t been doing anything different,” Levin said. “It’s just a comfort level. It’s gone a long way for me so far.”

Levin has continued to work diligently on his game with his father, Don Levin, a former PGA Tour player in the late 1970s, early 1980s. Levin’s personality often clashed with his father during his teenage years, but now that he’s a little more level-headed he feels that he and his father are on the same wavelength regarding his swing.

“I was always right when I was never right,” Levin said of his teen years with his father. “Now I just listen because he’s always right.”