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

Wayne Levi
Personal information
Full nameWayne John Levi
Born (1952-02-22) February 22, 1952 (age 67)
Little Falls, New York
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceNaples, Florida
New Hartford, New York
Career
CollegeState University of New York at Oswego
Turned professional1973
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins19
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour12
PGA Tour Champions2
Other5
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT11: 1984
PGA ChampionshipT16: 1991
U.S. OpenT25: 1979, 1993
The Open ChampionshipDNP
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour
Player of the Year
1990

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Early lifeEdit

Levi 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]

Professional careerEdit

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. From 2002 he played on the Champions Tour where he won twice, in 2003 and 2004.[2]

Professional wins (19)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   Bob Mann)
−34 (64-65-62-63=254) 3 strokes   Bobby Wadkins &
  Lanny Wadkins
2 May 6, 1979 Houston Open −16 (69-65-63-71=268) 2 strokes   Mike Brannan
3 Sep 7, 1980 Pleasant Valley Jimmy Fund Classic −11 (71-71-65-66=273) Playoff   Gil Morgan
4 Feb 14, 1982 Hawaiian Open −11 (72-68-67-70=277) 1 stroke   Scott Simpson
5 Oct 10, 1982 LaJet Classic −17 (64-71-68-68=271) 6 strokes   Thomas Gray
6 Aug 14, 1983 Buick Open −16 (72-64-71-65=272) 1 stroke   Isao Aoki,   Calvin Peete
7 Sep 2, 1984 B.C. Open −9 (67-71-71-66=275) 1 stroke   Russ Cochran,   Hal Sutton
8 Jun 23, 1985 Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic −15 (71-68-67-67=273) Playoff   Steve Pate
9 May 27, 1990 BellSouth Atlanta Golf Classic −13 (72-66-68-69=275) 1 stroke   Keith Clearwater,   Larry Mize,
  Nick Price
10 Jun 10, 1990 Centel Western Open −13 (70-66-70-69=275) 4 strokes   Payne Stewart
11 Jul 1, 1990 Canon Greater Hartford Open −13 (67-66-67-67=267) 2 strokes   Mark Calcavecchia,   Brad Fabel,
  Rocco Mediate,   Chris Perry
12 Sep 16, 1990 Canadian Open −10 (68-68-72-70=278) 1 stroke   Ian Baker-Finch,
  Jim Woodward

PGA Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1980 Pleasant Valley Jimmy Fund Classic   Gil Morgan Won with par on fourth extra hole
2 1984 Hawaiian Open   Jack Renner Lost to par on second extra hole
3 1985 Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic   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   Morris Hatalsky,   Gil Morgan
2 Oct 3, 2004 Constellation Energy Classic −16 (64-68-68=200) 2 strokes   Hale Irwin

Results in major championshipsEdit

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

Note: Levi never played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

SummaryEdit

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

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
The Players Championship T63 T5 WD T26 WD T13 T20 CUT T48 CUT T8 T50 CUT CUT T17 CUT T27 T43 CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place

U.S. national team appearancesEdit

Professional

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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