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Danny Lee |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 170
College: New Zealand

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Danny Lee smoothed a bogey-free, 4-under-par 34-32=66 in today's opening round of The Barclays to assume outright possession of the clubhouse lead.
Here he goes again. While Lee stumbled in the last two majors, his overall form since breaking through at Greenbrier has been terrific. Today at Plainfield, he went 5-for-5 in scrambling and circled four birdies. His longest taped off at 18'5" at the par-4 seventh hole, the antepenultimate of his round, but he also salvaged par from 11'5" at the par-4 17th. Lee's made no secret that his goal is to qualify for the Presidents Cup in his native South Korea. He's current 10th in the international points standings. The top 10 at the conclusion of next week's Deutsche Bank Championship automatically qualify. Aug 27 - 1:11 PM

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Danny Lee continued his hot form with a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in round one of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

Did we really expect anything else from a player who had shot in the 60s in 17 of his last 20 rounds on American soil? Lee, who became a PGA TOUR winner for the first time with victory at the Greenbrier Classic last month, circled two birdies against a bogey at the par-5 5th on the front nine and then accelerated with five birdies in his next seven holes. Bogeys at 12 and 18 left him two off clubhouse leader Dustin Johnson. Six of Lee's seven conversions were from inside eight feet, highlighting an impressive long game which saw him split 13 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation. This is just his fourth start in a major and while he's missed the cut in the previous three it's no surprise to see him shooting a number like this given his recent form.
Aug 13 - 3:21 PM

Danny Lee concluded the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational with a 2-under-par 35-33=68 to post 5-under 275, good for a piece of the 72-hole clubhouse lead.

If not for the pesky trip to St. Andrews, Lee would be authoring one of the strongest records of any golfer at the moment. As it is, he'll record the fourth top 10 in his last five starts, a groove sparked by his first PGA TOUR title fives weeks ago at Greenbrier. Lee hit only nine greens in regulation at Firestone today, but kept the negative to two early bogeys (at Nos. 1 and 4) while countering with four birdies. Three of his birdies ranged 11-15 feet, but his longest conversion of the round measured 19'5" for par at the par-4 third hole. Despite that fact that the 25-year-old will be making his debut at the PGA Championship, he must be considered for all fantasy formats.
Aug 9 - 5:23 PM

Overnight leader Danny Lee settled for a 2-over-par 38-34=72 in today's second round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

Time to plug in the it's-a-marathon cliché. Lee landed 10 greens in regulation but connected just once for birdie, that a 3 from 13'7" at the 17th hole. It was his first birdie of the round, but he walked off with a four-yarder from the fringe for a birdie-4 at 18. Prior to the positive, Lee squared four bogeys, including an unusual 6 at the second hole. After finding the putting surface in two and sitting 58'4" from the hole, he putted off the green to a lie in front. He worked his fourth to seven feet, and then two-putted traditionally from there. At the time he signed his card, the 25-year-old held a share of the 36-hole clubhouse lead but sat five strokes adrift of the rabbit, Jim Furyk, who had two holes to play.
Aug 7 - 2:27 PM

Danny Lee tossed up a 5-under-par 33-32=65 on day one of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio, good enough for the first-round lead.

Lee is one shot clear of Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell while it's a further stroke back to Rickie Fowler and Justin Rose. The youngster is one of the PGA TOUR's hottest players right now after a win and two other top fours in his last four starts and continued to surf the wave here. The 25-year-old threw in four birdies in his opening seven holes although their impact was diminished by bogeys at 12 and 15. But after turning in 33, he surged to the top of the leaderboard with further par breakers at 1, 2 and 4. Lee had chances to stretch his advantage coming in but five straight pars were enough to see him end the day at the top of the pile. The New Zealander split 9 (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation. His previous best in a WGC event is T51 although this is the first time he's played in one since 2009.
Aug 6 - 6:28 PM

Danny Lee authored a 2-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of the Quicken Loans National to finish up at 12-under 272, good for a share of the 72-hole clubhouse lead with Justin Thomas.

Lee began his final frame at 10-under (T12) and four back of 54-hole leaders Troy Merritt and Kevin Chappell. On a difficult day for scoring, Lee was bogey-free, 3-under thru his first 14 holes, circling birdies at Nos. 2, 8 and 12, including a 9'6" roll at the par-4 12th for his longest conversion of the day to that point. After squaring back-to-back bogeys on 15 and 16, missing both greens in regulation, the 25-year-old ended his loop in style, rolling in a 21-footer at the last for the walk-off birdie. Lee enjoyed his breakthrough victory on the PGA TOUR at The Greenbrier Classic (in his 98th career start) in early July, and currently sits T6 on the live leaderboard. If it holds up, it would be his sixth top-10 finish of the season on a whopping 30 starts.
Aug 2 - 5:44 PM

Danny Lee enjoyed his opening 67 at the Quicken Loans National so much that he hung up another in today's second round.

Today's stroll around Robert Trent Jones Golf Club featured respective nines of 32 and 35. He went 2-for-2 in scrambling but couldn't avoid squaring a 5 at the par-4 12th hole, three-putting from just outside 63 feet. However, Lee more than compensated with five birdies, including a pair from 12-14 feet. But his last conversion may have been the most important. After finding a greenside bunker on approach at the par-4 18th, he'd eventually salvage par from 11'1". At 8-under 134, the recent winner at Greenbrier is 8-under 134, just two shots off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Jul 31 - 6:09 PM

Danny Lee tossed up a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in today's opening round of the Quicken Loans National, finishing four shots back of the pace of the clubhouse co-leaders.

Lee missed the cut at The Open Championship to extinguish a spurt that was sparked by his breakthrough victory at Greenbrier and validated with a T3 at the John Deere Classic. Today at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, the South Korean covered a bogey-6 at the fifth hole with five birdies, including conversions from 29'8" and 21'6" at Nos. 17 and 9, respectively. However, the highlight of his round was an unusual par at the par-3 11th. After sailing his tee ball long and left of the green, his second came to rest on the other side of the green and in the rough. From there, 29 yards from the hole, Lee connected on a chip-in. (You can view the shot at the link below.) Today's aggregate is his ninth consecutive sub-70 in the U.S. and 12th in his last 13 rounds.
Jul 30 - 4:56 PM

Danny Lee concluded his fourth John Deere Classic with a 4-under-par 34-33=67 to finish at 19-under 265, good for a two-way tie for third place and one shot out of a playoff spot with Jordan Spieth and Tom Gillis.

Lee, last week's winner at the Greenbrier Classic in a playoff, was bidding to become the first player since Camilo Villegas in 2008, to win their first PGA TOUR titles in back-to-back fashion. The 24-year-old, playing in the final pairing with 54-hole leader Spieth, began the final round at 15-under and two shots back. Lee, who celebrates his birthday on July 25th, had outpaced one bogey (more on that below) with six birdies thru 17 holes, only to square bogey on the last to drop out of a playoff spot with Spieth and Gillis. His consolation is a personal-best at the Deere (four total appearances), supplanting a T30 in the 2012 edition. Lee will harken back to his one-stroke penalty at the fourth, where he mistakenly picked up his ball in the fairway, thinking lift, clean and place, which was in play for the third round. was still in effect.
Jul 12 - 6:09 PM

Danny Lee fired a bogey-free, 9-under-par 31-31=62 in today's third round of the John Deere Classic to post 15-under 198, two shots back of the 54-hole clubhouse leader Jordan Spieth.

Lee, who broke through for his maiden PGA TOUR title at last week's Greenbrier Classic in a playoff, began the day at 6-under (T22) and six shots adrift. He raced out of the gates with three straight circles at Nos. 1-3 (each from inside nine feet) and added a fourth at the par-4 sixth from 32'4" to turn in 4-under. After adding his fifth par breaker at the 10th (from 26 inches) and par at the 11th, the 24-year-old reeled-off another three consecutive birdies at Nos. 12-14, each from inside 11 feet, to join the lead at 14-under. He added his ninth par breaker at 17, rolling in a 12-footer from the fringe. Lee split 10 (of 14) fairways and piped 15 greens in regulation, totaling 24 putts. He is gunning for back-to-back titles and would be the first to do so since Billy Horschel last season. His 62 is a new career low on TOUR in 280 career rounds as a pro.
Jul 11 - 7:36 PM

In his first round as a PGA TOUR winner, Danny Lee signed for a 3-under-par 34-34=68 following his opener of the John Deere Classic.

TPC Deere Run is the kind of joint where a first-time winner can relax and just play golf. Lee did just that in hitting 14 greens in regulation and circling four birdies, including walk-offs at 17 and 18. He's five strokes off the overnight lead.
Jul 9 - 7:19 PM

Danny Lee carded a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic to match Kevin Kisner, Robert Streb and David Hearn at 13-under 267, and then won with par on the second playoff hole.

Like Kisner and Hearn, Lee had an outside chance to win in regulation at the last, but missed a 20-footer. The eventual champ exchanged birdies with Hearn on the first playoff hole (par-3 18th) to eliminate Kisner and Streb. Hearn made a mess of the second playoff hole (par-5 17th), opening the door for Lee to capture his first PGA TOUR title (95th career start as a pro). Lee began the day at 10-under, one swing back. On his round, he hit 13 greens and registered 1.692 putts per GIR, leading the field in that stat. Interestingly, he never joined the lead until circling his fourth birdie of the day at the 17th. In his previous two appearances at Greenbrier, Lee missed the cut in 2012 and finished T16 in 2014. In addition to full status on the PGA TOUR through 2016-17, he's now exempt into the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship this summer. Of course, he also collected a berth into next week's Open Championship.
Jul 5 - 5:47 PM

Danny Lee bobbed and weaved to a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in today's third round of The Greenbrier Classic and his 10-under 200 total has him one swing back of the 54-hole leaders.

Lee, 1-for-2 on The Old White TPC (MC, 2012), was T2 after a first-round 65 in last year's Greenbrier, and closed in 66, but 71-71 on Friday and Saturday resulted in a T16-finish. The 24-year-old, 57th in the FedExCup standings, began the festivities in a seven-way tie for third at 8-under, just one off the pace. He circled seven birdies for a second time this week (round one) and co-leads the tournament with 16 total. That's the good news. He also squared five bogeys in round three, all on the par 4s. In total, Lee split 10 (of 14) fairways and landed 12 greens in regulation, returning a gaudy 1.417 putts per GIR. He ranks first in this stat thru 54 holes at a cumulative 1.615 putts per GIR. Lee's season-best, on a busy schedule of 26 starts, is T3 at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. His career-best (in 97 starts) is runner-up at the 2014 Puerto Rico Open.
Jul 4 - 7:33 PM

Danny Lee chased his opening 63 at The Greenbrier Classic with a 1-under-par 33-36=69 in today's second round to reach the break in 8-under 132, good for a piece of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Chad Collins and Bryce Molder beat him to the aggregate and the trio is unlikely to sleep on the lead, but none will complain about his position entering the weekend. Lee went 5-for-6 in scrambling with one bogey today. He countered with two birdies, consisting of a roll from 25'7" at the par-4 first hole and a three-yarder from the fringe at the par-4 ninth. He also poured in a par save from 10'1" at the par-3 15th where he found a greenside bunker off the tee. This is Lee's 95th PGA TOUR start; he's still in pursuit of his first trophy presentation on the circuit.
Jul 3 - 1:52 PM

Danny Lee crafted a bogey-free, 7-under-par 31-32=63 in today's opening round of The Greenbrier Classic and sits just one strokes off Scott Langley's overnight lead.

Lee is making his PGA TOUR-leading 27th start this week. The travel hasn't affected him negatively as he's fresh off his eighth top 25 of the season (T25, Travelers) and sits 57th in the FedExCup standings. At The Old White TPC today, the 24-year-old hit 15 greens in regulation and found seven birdies, including a pair from 11-14 feet. At last check, he led the field in strokes gained: tee-to-green with a clip of 4.750. His aggregate matches his career low first established at Pebble Beach in the first round of the annual stop on the Monterey Peninsula.
Jul 2 - 6:13 PM