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].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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