Levin wants to play through to Doral


PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Spencer Levin’s playing the Honda Classic with Doral in the back of his mind.

With his 3-under-par 67 Thursday, Levin posted the low round of the morning wave at PGA National and kept his strong start to the season going. He needs a top-five finish this weekend to lock up a spot in his first World Golf Championship event, next week’s Cadillac Championship at Doral.

“I was planning on taking next week off, but I don’t want to now,” Levin said.

With a top-five finish, Levin will move among the top 10 in Sunday night's FedEx Cup Standings, assuring his spot at Doral. He played seven consecutive weeks on the West Coast Swing. He lost a playoff to Johnson Wagner at the Mayakoba Classic last week, tied for 12th at the Northern Trust and tied for fourth at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Levin said his disappointment in losing last weekend’s playoff was trumped with a certain realization: “Probably locked up my [PGA Tour] card with that week.”

Levin has already made $893,832 this season.