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Danny Lee

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 170

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Danny Lee fired out of the gates in round one of the RBC Heritage, piecing together a 5-under-par 34-32=66 to find himself just one stroke shy of early leader Luke Donald. UPDATE: Donald would later get passed by Bud Cauley who shot a bogey-free, 8-under 63, placing Lee three off the pace.
The Kiwi connected on 14 greens in regulation today, extremely impressive given the size of the greens at Harbour Town Golf Links. On top of strong iron and wedge play, Lee also maintained momentum with the putter. He converted four putts from outside seven feet including a 31-footer for birdie at the par-4 18th. Lee arrived with top 25s in three of his last four starts and he's continuing that strong play after one day on Hilton Head Island. Apr 13 - 1:47 PM

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On a spectacular but windy day at Bay Hill, World No. 103 Danny Lee painted a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to finish up on 3-under 285, up 38 spots on the live leaderboard to T18 and good for the low round in the clubhouse. UPDATE: With play completed, Lee's 67 was the low round of the day and he finished T17.

There are 44 rounds in the books so far and Lee's is the only blemish-free lap, currently 6.059 strokes better than the field average. This is his fifth appearance with a best of T17 in 2015, so he's right on that mark. The 25-year-old arrived this week at 151st in the FedExCup standings with two WDs, five missed cuts and five cashes. His lone finish in the top 40 was a T22 last week at the Valspar (72-69-70-70), so he looks a lock to post consecutive top 25s for the first time since T18-T22 last May in his adopted home state of Texas (Byron Nelson, DEAN & DELUCA). The South Korean carded rounds of 75-70-73-67 and circled 13 birdies versus 10 bogeys. He's currently 2nd in SG: Off-the-tee (5.040) but 65th (of 72) in SG: Around-the-green (-2.370).
Mar 19 - 3:41 PM

Danny Lee has withdrawn from this week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, he was 5-over through 12 at the time of the WD. UPDATE: Lee returned to action Feb. 16th at the Genesis Open and missed the cut by three at 3-over 71-74=145.

There was no injury cited at the time of the WD, but the weather conditions cannot be ruled out. Lee took on Monterey Peninsula Country Club today and failed to record a birdie before the weather horn sounded. He squared five bogeys including three straight prior to the cancellation of play. In 143 starts, this will go in the books as Lee's sixth career mid-tournament WD.
Feb 9 - 5:34 PM

Danny Lee won the battle with La Quinta Country Club in round two of the CareerBuilder Challenge, styling a bogey-free, 8-under-par 32-32=64 to match the low round of the day and arrive at the midpoint on 13-under 131, one stroke off the lead.

The Kiwi arrived with nothing better than a T50 in his last seven starts but some pre-tournament prep at PGA WEST is paying dividends so far. Lee made the most of his opening round at the difficult Stadium Course, circling seven birdies to go with a pair of bogeys. He moved over to an easy La Quinta CC today, and took advantage of the easier opportunity. Lee pelted 14 greens in regulation and took 24 putts on the day. Lee has some sour memories here at PGA WEST as he missed out on regaining his TOUR card at Q-School by one stroke back in 2012. A strong finish this week would go along way toward erasing those memories forever.
Jan 20 - 5:13 PM

Danny Lee withdrew during the third round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba citing a migraine.

After opening in 71-66, the 25-year-old was 5-over on his lap thru 10 holes (even-par total) when he called it a day. He was making his fourth OHL appearance with a best of T3 on last visit in 2015 and also WD after a first-round 73 on debut in 2012. This is the Texas resident's fifth mid-tournament WD in 139 career starts, first since the 2016 Valspar. He ended last season with three straight missed cuts (Wyndham, Barclays, Deutsche Bank) and his best finish so far this season (four events) is a T50 at the season-opener in Napa. Lee hasn't had a top 25 since T22 at the DEAN & DELUCA back in May, 14 starts ago.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 01:53:00 PM

World No. 56 Danny Lee makes final preparations for the CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur and arrives off a T50 at last week's Safeway Open.

This is Lee's third straight CIMB with a T13 on debut in 2015 (69-69-73-68) and a WD during R3 last year (finger), where he was 4-over thru nine holes and 1-over total. One year after finishing a career-best 9th in the FedExCup standings with eight top 10s in 36 starts, including two thirds, a second, his maiden win (Greenbrier) and culminating with a T2 at the TOUR Championship, he plummeted to a 92nd-place finish in the FEC standings last season with only two top 10s in 28 starts, none in his last 12. The 25-year-old ended the season with three straight missed cuts: at the Wyndham, as well as the first two legs of the Playoffs, preceded by a T27 (of 59) at the 2016 Rio Games.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 02:55:00 PM

Making his fifth appearance at the Wyndham Championship, Danny Lee opened the week with a 5-under-par 31-34=65 to vault into early contention.

The Kiwi kicked off his scoring with a four-hole birdie train, beginning with a tap-in at the par-5 fifth. He backed that up with a 32'3" bomb at the sixth and a 53'6" hole out from the rough at the eighth. Lee's lone bogey came at the par-4 10th where he missed the green (one of four missed GIR on the day) and couldn't save par from 8'3". Lee finished T20 here as an amateur (2008) but is 1-for-3 with nothing better than a T71 as a pro. He also played at Sedgefield Country Club in AJGA events, so he is very familiar with the layout this week.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 12:24:00 PM

New Zealand's Danny Lee torched the Olympic Golf Course with a 6-under-par 34-31=65 during round two of the Men's Golf Competition, reaching 5-under 137 at the midpoint.

Lee missed just two fairways today and landed 14 greens to provide ample scoring chances. From there, he took full advantage with the flat stick, circling eight birdies on the day to offset a pair of front-nine bogeys. That included a four-pack of birdies to close his round, three of them coming in the tap-in variety. World No. 45 finished T3 at another Gil Hanse design earlier this season (Castle Stuart Golf Links, Scottish Open). This goes in the books as the low round of the day, and second-best round of the week (Marcus Fraser 8-under 63 in R1). Lee will now enter the weekend just three strokes off the lead.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 01:38:00 PM

Danny Lee got himself stuck making pars as he closed out the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open with a 3-under-par 34-35=69 for 12-under 276 and T3.

The Kiwi took a shine to Castle Stuart Golf Links all week and when he made 3 birdies in his first 10 holes a challenge for the title seemed imminent. However it was not to be. As the winner Alex Noren made 2 birdies over those last 8 holes, Lee could only make 8 pars and those 2 shots Noren gained represented the final margin. It is Lee's finest European Tour finish since he was T2 in the 2011 China Open. He was 7-for-7 in Scrambling at the weekend and made just 1 bogey in his final 54 holes.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016 02:36:00 PM

Danny Lee crafted a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in Saturday's third round at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and is T4 on the leaderboard going into the closing lap at Castle Stuart Golf Links.

Lee carded a birdie at 2 and eight pars on his opening nine and then pushed on again with circles at 11 and 12. But as the afternoon rain made scoring tougher, the New Zealander lost momentum and followed a bogey at 13 with five closing pars to end at 9-under 207. Having shared the lead at one point, he'll now start Sunday's closer three shots behind pacesetter Alex Noren. Lee could only find 7 (of 14) fairways today but he hit 14 greens in regulation and was 4-for-4 in scrambling. He took 30 putts, his highest tally of the week.
Sat, Jul 9, 2016 03:18:00 PM

With a bogey-free 6-under-par 34-32=66 in round two of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, Danny Lee posted the clubhouse lead of 7-under 137 on Friday.

Lee's opening 71 on Thursday included a walk-off double bogey-7 but there were no such mistakes today as he kept his card clean after piping 10 (of 14) fairways and hitting 15 greens in regulation. The New Zealand, who won on the European Tour as an 18-year-old amateur, started his birdie collection at 12 and picked off another at 16 to turn in 34. Then came a splurge of red with par breakers at 1, 2, 4 and 6 taking him into top spot. Right now he leads by a shot from Matteo Manassero and Branden Grace.
Fri, Jul 8, 2016 08:07:00 AM

Danny Lee makes a rare return to the European Tour with his appearance at this week's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Links.

Six years ago the Kiwi made his debut in Scotland and reeled off a smart T10 at the Johnnie Walker Championship in Gleneagles. A nice start, since when it has all gone wrong with four straight missed weekends in the country. Most pertinent among those are his 76-71 to miss the cut here in 2011 and 74-74 when having an early exit at last year’s Open Championship. Formwise, the good news is that he’s made eight cuts on the bounce. The bad news is that he probably only made the cut last week in Firestone because there wasn’t one, as he twice shot 80 in finishing T56, his third successive inability to break the top 50.
Tue, Jul 5, 2016 04:07:00 AM

PGA TOUR and Greenbrier Resort officials announced today that The Greenbrier Classic, scheduled for July 7-10, has been cancelled due to the devastating flooding caused by record rainfalls throughout West Virginia.

"We are heartbroken by the devastation that the residents of West Virginia are experiencing at this time and the reports of lives lost due to the terrible flooding," said PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. The press release also mentioned that The Old White TPC, host course for the tournament, suffered extensive damage from the flooding and is beyond reasonable repair to conduct the tournament, TOUR officials said. Danny Lee would have been the defending champion after winning last year's edition in a four-man playoff to claim his first TOUR title in his 98th career start.
Sat, Jun 25, 2016 03:57:00 PM

Danny Lee styled a 1-under-par 33-36=69 during the opening round of the 116th U.S. Open, putting him three strokes off the early pacesetter, Andrew Landry.

The Kiwi was remarkable on and around the greens in round one. He split just half of his fairways and landed just nine greens in regulation. Despite the less-than-stellar ball-striking, he managed just one bogey, going 8-for-9 scrambling. Most notable was a 15-footer to save par at the par-4 third. He stretched out the distance on the next hole, splashing home a 31-foot birdie bomb. Two holes later he found himself in a tricky situation in the rough, having missed the green on the par-3 sixth. Instead of a possible bogey, he flopped one that rolled straight into the cup to circle his second (and final) birdie of the round. On a round where he didn't have his best stuff, tee-to-green, Lee did a fantastic job of managing the course today.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 09:30:00 AM

Danny Lee led off his week at the Memorial with a 6-under-par 34-32=66 to sit just two strokes off the early lead set by Dustin Johnson.

In typical Danny Lee fashion, he pelted 15 greens in regulation on his way toward five birdies, one eagle, and just one bogey. The bogey actually took place first, as he missed from 6'10" at the par-3 fourth hole where he found a greenside bunker off the tee. He bounced back with a 7'8" birdie at the next hole and followed that up with a 89-yard hole out for eagle at the par-5 seventh hole. Lee walked off the course ranked second in strokes gained approach-the-green (+4.344 strokes). This was Lee's fifth round at Muirfield Village Golf Club, and will be his first time signing a sub-70 card.
Thu, Jun 2, 2016 05:39:00 PM