Spencer Levin withdraws from Deutsche Bank Championship for personal reasons
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Spencer Levin withdraws from Deutsche Bank Championship for personal reasons


Spencer Levin withdrew from the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday after completing his first round, citing personal reasons, according to the PGA Tour.

Levin was returning to the Tour after the death of step-brother Blake Wiklund on Aug. 18. The funeral was held last Friday. Levin withdrew from The Barclays last week to be with his family. Wiklund was just six months older than Levin.

“I was thinking about playing this weekend and I just figured he would have wanted me to play,” Levin said Wednesday in an interview with Golf Channel. “I hadn’t played any golf at home last week and just wanted to get out of the house and try to get away for a little bit and clear my head. I know it’s going to be hard because I think about him all the time.”

Levin shot 80 on Friday. He entered the FedEx Cup playoffs ranked 66th, with the top 70 players in the standings moving onto the BMW Championship in two weeks.


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