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Danny Lee

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

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Danny Lee cruised to a bogey-free, 4-under-par 34-34=68 during the first round of this week's Zurich Classic.
Playing in a group with World No. 1 Jason Day, Lee held his own all day and even surpassed Day by round's end. It was all ball-striking today as he walked off the course gaining just 0.106 strokes putting. That included a nasty lip from 3'10" on the par-5 second hole that could have very easily dropped for birdie. Lee arrived with a strokes gained putting rank of 130th on TOUR after finishing 2014-15 inside the top 25. It's just a matter of time before the flat stick comes back around and once it does Lee is a serious threat to find his second career PGA TOUR victory. Apr 28 - 9:07 PM

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Danny Lee survived Amen Corner in round two of the 80th Masters, recording a 2-over-par 36-38=74 to grab the very early clubhouse lead at 2-under 142.

Lee swallowed a double bogey early on his round thanks to a three-putt at the par-4 third hole. A pair of birdies offset that, allowing him to make the turn at even-par 36. The trouble started flying at him beginning at the par-4 11th hole, where he required a 12-footer to save par. He splashed his tee ball on the difficult par-3 12th, but rolled in a 17-footer to save bogey. Lee found the water again on the next hole, but flipped a beautiful recovery pitch for a tap-in par. Lee could have easily played the infamous Amen Corner at 4-over but walked out with just one dropped shot. The Kiwi opted for a new caddie this week and it's paying dividends through two rounds.
Apr 8 - 2:36 PM

Making his second Masters appearance, Danny Lee fired a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in the opening round to sit two strokes off the current pace set by Jordan Spieth.

Lee signed for rounds of 74 and 81 on his way to an early exit in his 2009 Masters debut. He was playing as an amateur and finished six strokes shy of dead-last. Lee's game has improved greatly over the last seven years and it showed today as he carded just two bogeys despite missing seven greens in regulation. His longest putt came 13 feet for birdie on the par-5 eighth hole and also holed out from just off the green (6 yards out) on the par-3 12th hole. Lee arrived without a top 25 over his last six starts, but he arrived with a new caddie on the bag and looks strong through round one.
Apr 7 - 6:06 PM

Danny Lee withdrew after 10 holes of his final round at the Valspar Championship. UPDATE: Lee returned to action on Mar. 17th with a 2-over 74 in the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

This is Lee's fourth mid-tournament WD in his 114th career pro start and second this season. He exited during the third round of the CIMB Classic back in November with a pinkie blister. The 25-year-old began his final frame at 1-under (T19) after opening in 70-72-70, and sat just one shot off the overnight top 10. He was 3-over on the day when he called it quits, erasing an opening birdie with four bogeys. As of now, Lee is in the published field at next week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Mar 13 - 3:01 PM

Danny Lee kicked off his week at the Valspar Championship with a 1-under-par 35-35=70, currently three strokes shy of the co-leaders at the top.

Lee got the putter clicking right away today, opening up on the back nine and rattling in birdie rolls from 14'3" and 18'1" on the par-4 12th and par-3 13th holes, respectively. It was a necessary crutch today, as he landed just eight greens in regulation. Lee should be very happy with this opening-round effort, and he could really move up the leaderboard if his approach game starts to gel.
Mar 10 - 7:05 PM

Overnight leader Danny Lee faded away to a 2-over-par 38-35=73 in today's final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to post 11-under 273, good for solo fourth and three shots out of a two-man playoff involving Hideki Mastuyama and Rickie Fowler.

After opening in 67-66-67, Lee lead by three over playing competitors Matsuyama and Fowler. It was his first 54-hole lead on TOUR in his 110th pro start. Three holes in, his lead was gone after back-to-back bogeys at No. 2 and on the easiest hole on the course, the par-5 third. He dropped another with a failed up-and-down at the par-3 seventh, his second failed scramble of the day, to turn in birdie-less 3-over. The 25-year-old finally broke the ice from 19'3" at the par-4 10th and at that point, trailed Fowler by one, but bogeyed 12 (failed scramble) and then three-putted the par-4 14th (from 39'6"), missing his par putt from 36 inches. He collected himself enough to circle birdies at 15 and 17 for his final tally. Lee's solo fourth was easily his best at TPC Scottsdale in four attempts (three MCs), and was his first top 10 of the season on six events.
Feb 7 - 6:28 PM

Danny Lee conjured up a 4-under-par 31-36=67 in the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to post 13-under 200, good for a three-shot lead over Hideki Matsuyama and Rickie Fowler.

Lee was in the final threesome with overnight leader James Hahn and Fowler. He began the day one back of Hahn (joint second) after opening in 67-66. The 25-year-old went out in bogey-free 4-under, circling three straight on Nos. 2-4 (from between three and 21 feet) and adding a 39'6" bomb at the par-4 eighth. He dropped shots on 11 (three-putt from 64'0") and 15 (water ball) but erased them with birdies at 13 and 17. This is Lee's first career 54-hole lead on TOUR in his 110th pro start, and he's been buoyed to that spot by leading the field in driving accuracy at 83.33 percent (35/42) and strokes gained: putting with a cumulative 5.760.
Feb 6 - 6:36 PM

Danny Lee crafted a 5-under-par 34-32=66 in the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to post 9-under 133, tied second with Rickie Fowler and one back of 36-hole leader James Hahn.

Lee chased 67 with today's seven-birdie against two-bogey effort in R2. He split 12 (of 14) fairways for a second straight day and leads the field thru 36 holes in driving accuracy (24/28) at a stellar 85.71 percent clip. The 25-year-old, who's never made the cut here in three previous tries, landed just 11 greens, but posted an eye-catching 1.545 putts per GIR. His split featured three birdies that traveled between 18 and 24 feet and circled three straight on Nos. 15-17 on his outward half.
Feb 5 - 9:18 PM

Danny Lee twirled a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in today's first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, two swings back of 18-hole clubhouse co-leaders Rickie Fowler and Shane Lowry.

Lee is making his fourth visit to TPC Scottsdale and looking to play more than two rounds for the first time. On his way to early exits in 2015, 2014 and 2012, he began with over-par loops on each occasion, including a 6-over 77 in last year's edition. The 25-year-old is off to a significantly better start his time, circling five birdies against a lone bogey at the par-4 ninth. Lee converted from in excess of 11 feet four times, including an 18-footer at the par-4 first and from 22'9" at the par-4 11th. He closed last week's weather-delayed Farmers in 8-over 80.
Feb 4 - 7:38 PM

Danny Lee authored a 5-under-par 33-35=68 on day two of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Maui, Hawaii.

The 25-year-old went one worse than yesterday's 67, but carved out solo fifth on the 36-hole leaderboard at 11-under 135, five back of the pacesetter Jordan Spieth. He matched his birdie total from round one with six, and added a 15-footer for eagle at the par-5 fifth, but squared his first three bogeys of the tourney, including two straight to open the round. Two of his three retreats were of the three-jack variety, most notably from 16'0" ar the par-4 13th. Much like he did on his first nine however, he bounced back with birdies at 14 and 15, and capped it with a walk-off 4 at the par-5 18th from 7'6".
Jan 8 - 11:13 PM

Danny Lee opened up his Hyundai Tournament of Champions career with a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-34=67 through 18 holes.

The New Zealander did his damage tee-to-green, walking off the 18th green with a +4.009 in that strokes gained category. His flat stick never got hot, as he finished right around field average in terms of putting. Lee is better known for his short-to-mid game, so look for those numbers to converge as the week goes on.
Jan 7 - 10:02 PM

Danny Lee softened his schedule ahead of this week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions, all the spoils of winning the 2015 Greenbrier Classic.

Lee made season-long owners happy with his jam-packed 2014-15 schedule, playing 36 events when all was said and done. That included six fall starts, but he reduced that number to just two this season. Lee has earned the right to mold his own schedule moving forward, but gamers should still expect at least 25 starts during the 2015-16 season.
Jan 4 - 8:47 PM

Danny Lee signed for a 1-under-par 35-36=71 following his opening round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

Back in action following a finger injury that forced him to walk off Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club's West Course during his third round, that Lee found a red number in China today is a minor victory for his faithful investors. He traded three birdies with two bogeys, but parred all four par 5s before coming to rest a distant seven swings in arrears of the clubhouse co-leaders.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 01:13:00 AM

Danny Lee withdrew from the CIMB Classic during his third round, citing an injured finger. UPDATE: Lee shared a picture on Twitter of the digit. It's difficult to deduce why it's a problem as it concerns his inability to continue, and assuming that the photo isn't reversed, it appears that the skin on the outside of his right pinkie has rubbed away (like a broken blister that's lost its covering).

Withdrawals are tough pills to swallow, but when they occur in no-cut events, it doesn't get any worse than that. No details are known at the moment, but Lee called it quits at the turn. He was 4-over-par at the time with one birdie, one bogey and a showman (at the par-4 16th hole). He opened with respective rounds of 73 and 68, so he was 1-over through 45 holes. This is his third mid-tournament WD in 105 PGA TOUR starts as a professional. If he's able, he'll try again at next week's World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions where he'll be making his first appearance since his debut in 2009.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 11:34:00 PM

Danny Lee returns to his birthplace for the 11th edition of The Presidents Cup which is being contested at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea.

Lee was born in Korea, but grew up in New Zealand. He's one of four rookies on the 12-man International Team roster. The Kiwi secured the 10th (and final) spot in automatic qualifying for captain Nick Price's squad with a T33 at the Deutsche Bank Championship. In his third full season on the PGA TOUR, Lee made 24 cuts on a TOUR-leading 36 starts, posting eight top 10s, including winning his maiden title in a playoff at The Greenbrier Classic July 4th weekend. He finished a career-best ninth in the final FedExCup standings. The 25-year-old is paired with Australia's Marc Leishman in the fifth (of five) Thursday Foursomes matches and will take on the American duo of Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson, (10:57 p.m. ET, Wednesday).
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 07:01:00 AM