Video: Spencer Levin only 18 holes away from first PGA Tour win

Jonathan Wall
February 5, 2012

It's a different week and a different stop on the PGA Tour, but it's difficult to watch the Waste Management Open and not feel a little Déjà vu. That's because for the second tournament in a row, a relative unknown will be going into the final round of a PGA Tour event with a sizable lead over the field.

One week after Kyle Stanley, who was looking for his first tour win, took a five-shot lead into Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open, Spencer Levin -- he fired a solid 3-under 68 on Saturday -- will do the same thing with a six-shot lead in Scottsdale. He'll also be looking for his first win.

Let's just hope Levin doesn't suffer the same gut-wrenching fate as Stanley. But if Levin does stumble on Sunday, he'll have some big names waiting in the wings to capitalize, including Webb Simpson (11-under) and Bubba Watson (10-under), who are both within striking distance.

Of course, Kyle Stanley is also in contention at 9-under. Now I'm not saying he's going to win tomorrow, but if the golf gods want to throw him a bone after last week's train wreck, I don't think anyone would complain.