Levin leads by 6 heading into Sunday

After firing an eight-under 63 in the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Spencer Levin backed up his low round with another solid day in the desert, carding a three-under, 68.

Levin is now 17-under par through three rounds of play heading into Sunday's final round.

The 27-year old from Sacramento, California has never won on the PGA Tour. Coming very close to his first victory in 2011 where he lost in a playoff to Johnson Wagner at the Mayakoba Golf Classic.

Through three rounds of play this week, Levin has carded just two bogeys, off set by his 17 birdies and an eagle.

He now carries a six shot lead over Webb Simpson, heading into the final 18 holes.

Asked how he would approach Sunday with a six shot lead, Levin said, “You don’t want to get too tentative or play away from shots.”

“If you want to play well and make birdies you can’t do that, so I’m just going to try and stay as aggressive as I can.”

Levin made the turn on Saturday going out in 33, after carding back-to-back birdies on No. 3 and No. 4.

Three pars to start his back-nine before getting his first of two birdies on his inward nine.

The lone slip from Levin came on the par-five 15th, where his tee shot found the water to the left of the fairway.

Leading the tournament in greens in regulation and ranked second in birdies, seems to be the winning combination Levin has been looking for.

With a six shot lead heading into the final round, you can't help but think back to last week and how Kyle Stanley ended up losing it on the final hole, and eventually the tournament to Brandt Snedeker.

Let's hope Levin took note and doesn't make the same mistakes to cost him his first victory on the PGA Tour.

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