The Bee checks in with Spencer Levin, a PGA pro (with connections to Rancho Murieta) who had a tough year:
Levin finished a career-worst 157th on the PGA Tour money list for the 2016-17 season. His problems multiplied when he finished 77th in the four-tournament Web.com Tour Finals series. So after nine consecutive fully exempt seasons in golf’s major league during which he earned $8.2 million, the 33-year-old who was raised in Elk Grove and lives in East Sacramento was without a place to play.
Or so he thought for two depressing days until the call came. Turns out, a player who has been fully exempt on the PGA Tour for five consecutive years has earned one year as a full-time Web.com Tour member.
“It was like I had won Q-school without even doing anything,” he said.