Spencer Levin is hitting ridiculous short-game shots and celebrating, dressing like your dad
In golf vernacular, "old man game" refers to a player that, despite their distance and iron-play shortcomings, grinds out a solid round. Though he's only 31 years old, it's a label that suits Spencer Levin's third-round performance at the Barclays.
Levin is one of the shortest hitters on tour, entering the FedEx Cup ranked 159th in driving distance. And while his approach shots are normally adequate (39th in greens in regulation), Levin has put himself in compromising situations in Saturday's venture around Plainfield Country Club.
Those dispositions haven't stopped Levin from climbing up the Barclays score board, turning the front nine in two under and sitting just two strokes back of the lead. The New Mexico product has grabbed this standing thanks to tremendous work around the greens, evidenced in a chip-in on the second hole:
And nearly sinking a sand shot on the ninth:
But Levin isn't merely replicating the old-man game; he's living the lifestyle. That hat looks like one of those caps that are given away at the ballpark if you sign up for a credit card. And those celebrations? Classic dad "This is what the cool kids do, right? Tap the rock?" moves.
In short, you better believe we're pulling for Levin this weekend.