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October 12, 2012

Truth & Rumors: Levin's agent denies belly putter caused injury

Posted at 9:45 AM by Mark Dee | Categories: Spencer Levin, Truth & Rumors

On Tuesday, Spencer Levin underwent surgery to repair a ligament in his thumb.

But we're already way past the news. We're looking into the cover-up.

How did Levin's injury occur? Initially, the Sacramento Bee reported that Levin injured his thumb while handling his belly putter. Depending where you stood on the long stick, it was either karma or conspiracy.

But now, four days after Levin's surgery (which was successful, by the way), a new source is reversing course.

Levin's agent Kevin Canning told PGATour.com not to blame the belly putter. It was just a regular old swing with a regular old club that forced his client under the knife. It was Levin's father, Don, who initially told the Bee reporter Steve Pajak about the putter.

Hmm…intrigue.

Anyway, Levin plans to be back on the course by December. "Spencer is hopeful to resume full golf activity in eight weeks and should be cleared to play in 10 to 12 weeks," Canning told PGATour.com. "His goal is to be back in time for the Sony Open (in Hawaii).”

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