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Wayne Levi

  • Birthplace: Little Falls, N.Y.
  • Residence: New Hartford, N.Y. & Naples, Fla.
  • Birthdate: February 21, 1952
  • Age: 54
  • Turned Pro: 1973

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Player Notes

Started to play the game at age 13, mainly because his close friends were playing golf and he wanted to be with them. He learned the game by hitting balls on the frozen playground and admits it wasn't long until he was hooked completely. During his days at Herkimer High School in upper New York State, he never lost a match, and won the 1970 New York State Interscholastic title. During his two years at nearby Oswego State College, he only lost once. After turning professional in 1973, he tried for his PGA Tour card twice and missed, forcing him to play mini-tour events in Florida. Finally, in June of 1977, he qualified for his tour card and the following year, teamed with Bob Mann to win the Walt Disney World National Team title. The next year (1979) was a banner year for Levi, has he won the Houston Open and placed 20th on the money list with $141,612. Since then he has been in the top 70 of the money list every year, despite not devoting 100% of his efforts to the game. By his own admission his family is very important to him and he would rather be with his wife Judy and their four kids and playing the stock market, which is not only a hobby but also a passion for Levi. Major Championships are not important to Levi, he has never finished higher than 11th in them and has never played in the British Open. Even though his 12 wins and close to 4 million in earnings are impressive, he has been largely ignored by the media. Levi didn't win a tournament for five years, but broke that streak in 1990 by winning four times (Atlanta, Western Open, Hartford and Canadian Open) and earning just over 1 million dollars, which placed him second on the money list and won him 1990 PGA Tour Player-of-the-Year. . . Maintains a great interest in the stock market.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
2 - 3M Championship, 2004 Constellation Energy Classic

PGA Tour
12 - 1978 Walt Disney World National Team Play (with Bob Mann), 1979 Houston Open, 1980 Pleasant Valley-Jimmy Fund Classic, 1982 Hawaiian Open, LaJet Classic, 1983 Buick Open, 1984 B.C. Open, 1985 Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Classic, 1990 BellSouth Atlanta Classic, Centel Western Open, Canon Greater Hartford Open, Canadian Open

Career Summary

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 13; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 71.09 (ranked 78th); money $1,024,647 (ranked 2nd); 4 time winner (BellSouth Atlanta Classic, Centel Western Open, Canon Greater Hartford Open and Canadian Open)... Played on the 1991 Ryder Cup Team...

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 12; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.21 (ranked 98th); money $195,861 (ranked 87th); best finish, T3rd Infiniti Tournament of Champions...

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.08 (ranked T-81st); money $237,935 (ranked 65th); best finish, 4th United Airlines Hawaiian Open.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 14; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 70.83 (ranked 54th); money $179,521 (ranked 95th); best finish, T9th Hawaiian Open and Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 71.03 (ranked 71st); money $200,476 (ranked 91st); best finish, T7th, Canon Greater Hartford Open.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 6; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 72.12 (ranked 172nd); money $46,095 (ranked 208th); best finish, T20th, MCI Classic and B.C. Open.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 14; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 71.03 (ranked 69th); money $194,999 (ranked 108th); best finish, T7th, Greater Greensboro Classic and Buick Open.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 12; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.02 (ranked 75th); money $195,820 (ranked 118th); best finish, T6th, Canon Greater Hartford Open.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 9; in money - 1; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 72.37; money $4,900 (ranked 313th); best finish, 72nd, Phoenix Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 7; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 73.02; money $36,138 (ranked 235th); best finish, T48th, Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Only played in four events, T70th B.C. Open, 77th Shell Houston Open, T81st Canon Greater Hartford Open and missed cut in Bell Canadian Open.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Only played in two events, T73rd B.C. Open and missed cut in Canon Greater Hartford Open.

2002 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 70.76 (ranked 17th); money $725,822 (ranked 28th); best finish, T-4th Farmers Charity Classic.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered -27; top 10 finishes -5; stroke average 70.37 (ranked 16th); money $935,241 (ranked 20th); Best finish, Win 3M Championship.

2004 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 27; top 10 finishes - 10; stroke average 70.24 (ranked 7th); money $1,244,064 (ranked 11th); Best finish, Won Constellation Energy Classic.

2005 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 26; top 10 finishes - 8; stroke average 70.26 (ranked 12th); money $1,074,509 (ranked 12th); Best finish, T-2nd Toshiba Senior Classic.

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