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Birthday boy Levin ready for Olympic

Updated: June 15, 2012, 1:28 PM ET
By Farrell Evans

SAN FRANCISCO -- Shortly before his 8:50 a.m. PT tee time on Friday, I had a chance to catch up with Spencer Levin, who shot a 4-over 74 on Thursday. Levin's caddie is Mike "Hicksey" Hicks, who was on the late Payne Stewart's bag here in 1998 when the golfer finished second behind Lee Janzen.

Like Janzen, Levin is a plodder, a student of every grain of the golf course. He is a good student of Olympic, where he has played probably 20 times over the years growing up in the Sacramento area.

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