Levin shows off professionalism
Thursday, June 10, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – For those of you who might have questioned Nathan Green’s view of U.S. Open qualifying, I present Spencer Levin.
Contrast that with Levin, who lugged his own bag to the practice range at the St. Jude Classic on Wednesday. After shooting a 79 Sunday to plummet to a T-33 finish at The Memorial, Levin had boarded a late flight from Columbus, Ohio, to Sacramento, Calif., for Monday’s 36-hole U.S. Open qualifier. He missed out, but rather than back out of the St. Jude, Levin boarded a red-eye flight Tuesday to Memphis. Get the man a Red Bull or something.
This is what I call being a professional and honoring your commitment. Levin has played every tournament since the Masters. I’ll do the math for you: That’s eight events in a row. Part of it, of course, is Levin needs to play to improve his chances of keeping his card. He also just likes to play golf. Here’s how he figured it: “I’d be out playing anyways, so why take the week off?” Levin said. “I’m not the type who can sit around watching TV for very long. If I’m not hurt, I ought to go to work.”
That type of attitude should make a certain someone green with envy.