SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- When Spencer Levin's dad told him Thursday that his practice-range swings looked great, he had a hard time believing it. He was all over the range and didn't feel good heading into the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
His father, Don Levin, who played briefly on the PGA Tour in the 1970s, told him just to trust his swing and he'd be fine.
"Basically I didn't feel great, so I said, 'Well, I might as well trust it because it's not going good worrying about it,'" Levin said Friday. "I didn't really expect anything anyway."
That expectation proved misplaced and his father's advice sound when Levin stormed ahead of the field Friday at TPC Scottsdale to finish the second round 14 strokes under par.
"He's right so far," Levin said of his father. "I just trusted what he was saying and kind of got a little bit comfortable in that first round and started hitting some good shots. Then my confidence started getting a little bit higher. I felt really goo...