Name:Wayne John Levi
Born:Feb 22, 1952 in Little Falls, New York.
Played as the Constellation Energy Classic (Oct 1-3). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) finished 2 shots behind Levi (USA). [Hayfields CC, Cockeysville, nr Baltimore, MD].
Played as the 3M Championship (Aug 8-10). Second-placed Morris Hatalsky (USA) and Gil Morgan (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time Champions Tour winner Levi (USA). [TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, nr Minneapolis, Minn.].
Levi (USA) won the inaugural Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
Played as the BellSouth Atlanta Golf Classic (May 24-27). Second-placed Nick Price (Zim), Larry Mize (USA) and Keith Clearwater (USA) finished 1 shot behind Levi (USA). [Atlanta CC, Marietta, Georgia].
Played as the Canon Greater Hartford Open (Jun 28-Jul 1). Second-placed Mark Calcavecchia (USA), Chris Perry (USA), Rocco Mediate (USA) and Brad Fabel (USA) finished 2 shots behind Wayne Levi (USA). [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT. at the time known as TPC of Connecticut].
Played as the Centel Western Open (June 7-10). Second-placed Payne Stewart (USA) finished 4 shots behind Wayne Levi (USA), who recorded his tenth PGA Tour win. [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
Played as the Canadian Open (Sept 13-16). Second-placed Ian Baker-Finch (Aus) and Jim Woodward (USA) finished 1 shot behind Wayne Levi (USA), who recorded the last of his 12 PGA Tour wins. [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].
Played as the Chrysler Team Championship (Dec 8-11; PGA Tr post-season two-man better-ball unofficial money event). Winning team of Wayne Levi & George Burns beat defending champions Mike Hulbert & Bob Tway with a 38-foot birdie putt (made by Levi) at the first playoff hole. [Cypress course, Palm Beach Polo G&CC Wellington, FL. Earlier rounds also on the Dunes course, and at the Wellington Club (now closed)].
Played as the Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic (June 20-23). Levi (USA) beat Steve Pate (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Atlanta CC, Marietta, Georgia].
Played as the B.C. Open (Aug 30-Sept 2). Second-placed Russ Cochran (USA) and Hal Sutton (USA) finished 1 shot behind Levi (USA). [En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY].
Played as the Buick Open (Aug 11-14). Second-placed Calvin Peete (USA) and Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Wayne Levi (USA). [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].
Played as the Hawaiian Open (Feb 11-14). Second-placed Scott Simpson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Wayne Levi (USA). [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].
Played as the LaJet Classic (Oct 7-10). Second-placed Thomas Gray (USA) finished 6 shots behind Levi (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Fairway Oaks CC, Abilene, TX. Now known as the Fairway course, Abilene CC].
Played as the Pleasant Valley Jimmy Fund Classic (Sept 4-7). Wayne Levi (USA) beat Gil Morgan (USA) with a par at the fourth playoff hole. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].
Played as the Houston Open (May 3-6). Second-placed Mike Brannan (USA) finished 2 shots behind Levi (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [The Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].
Played as the Walt Disney World National Team Championship (Nov 2-5; two-man team event). Second-placed Bobby & Lanny Wadkins (USA, brothers) finished 3 shots behind Wayne Levi (USA) & Bob Mann (USA). This was the first of 12 PGA Tour wins for 26-year-old Levi, and the first and only PGA Tour win for 26-year-old Mann. [Magnolia course, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL. Earlier rounds also played on the Palm course].
Chevron Championship: the first women’s major championship of 2023 is played for the first time in Texas, having been uprooted from its home of 51 years at the Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage, California.
Italian Open: the 80th playing of this prestigious European event will see many 2023 Ryder Cup hopefuls build their “local knowledge” of the Marco Simone course in Rome. (May 4-7). Ryder Cup (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Jon Rahm: dedicated his emphatic Masters Tournament win to the late Seve Ballesteros. “Rahmbo’s” victory came on the day his fellow countryman and golfing inspiration would have turned 66 years of age.
Steve Stricker: four-time senior major championship winner, chases a fifth title as he defends at the 34th Regions Tradition (May 11-14), the first senior major of 2023.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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