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Danny Lee

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 170

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World No. 186 Danny Lee stalled out to an even-par 34-38=72 in the final round of THE PLAYERS, falling five spots to T7 on 12-under 276, six back of champion and playing competitor Webb Simpson, who shot 73.
After opening with 68-66-70, the 27-year-old began in solo 2nd, a distant seven in arrears of leader Simpson. Playing out of the final twosome, he conjured seven (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, losing 2.398 strokes off-the-tee and 3.385 tee-to-green. The South Korean-born New Zealander went out in 2-under with birdies at holes 2 and 3, still solo 2nd, but came home in birdie-less 2-over, squaring 12 (tee ball in the water) and 16 (third shot in the water). He did sink a 24'10" par-saver at the last to record his second top 10 of the season in 18 starts, joining a T7 at the CIMB, his season-opener. For the week, the Texas resident totaled one eagle and 17 birdies against five bogeys and one double. He's now 2-for-4 at THE PLAYERS, bettering a T35 two tries ago in 2016. May 13 - 8:45 PM

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World No. 186 Danny Lee smoothed a bogey-free, 2-under-par 36-34=70 in the third round of THE PLAYERS to post 12-under 204, solo 2nd on the leaderboard and seven in arrears of 54-hole leader Webb Simpson, who he'll be paired with in the final twosome in Round 4 (scheduled out at 2:45 PM local time).

The 27-year-old recorded just the second blemish-free lap of the day (Justin Thomas/68). After opening with 68-66, he began in a three-way T2, five back. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, the South Korean-born New Zealander landed 11 (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, gaining 1.273 strokes around-the-green and 2.220 tee-to-green. He carded two birdie-4s at 11 and 16, posting a pedestrian 1.909 putts per GIR and -0.420 SG: Putting with 28 total putts. The Texas resident ranked 46th on the lap in Proximity at 44'0". He's chasing his second TOUR title in 185 events, joining the 2015 Greenbrier 87 starts ago. At The Greenbrier, Lee came from one back with 4-under 67 and won a 3-man playoff.
May 12 - 8:14 PM

Danny Lee torched TPC Sawgrass to the tune of a 6-under-par 35-31=66 during round two of THE PLAYERS Championship, rising up the leaderboard to a share of second place on 10-under 134.

Lee split eight (of 14) fairways on his way toward 14 greens in regulation. It was a wild ride today as he swallowed two bogeys and a double bogey but erased those blemishes with eight birdies and an eagle. Solid approach play was the recipe for most of the scoring today but his flat stick did chip in with a few bonus birdies. The first one came from 20'11" at the 13th and then he splashed home a 29'3" birdie bomb at the 15th. This will be the fourth time in his career that Lee has been T2 or better after 36 holes. He's gone on to finish 6th, 4th, and T41st in those three previous quick starts. Playing his 10th round here, this sets a new personal best at TPC Sawgrass (5-under 67, R1 of 2016).
May 11 - 6:54 PM

World No. 169 Danny Lee backed up with a 1-under-par 36-34=70 in the third round of the RBC Heritage for a 54-hole total of 8-under 205, down one spot on the live leaderboard to T9, four back of clubhouse leader and playing competitor Luke List. UPDATE: With R3 play completed, Lee is T9, five short of leader Ian Poulter.

The 27-year-old mustered four (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation, losing -2.430 strokes off-the-tee but gaining 0.439 approaching and 1.407 around-the-green. He carded two birdies at holes 5 and 18, the latter a hole-out from a greenside bunker 32 feet away, adding a hole-out eagle-2 at 12 from 140 yards out. The Texas resident squared No. 4 and gave two shots back at 16 (tee ball OB). Lee recorded 1.727 putts per GIR and 0.702 SG: Putting with 26 total putts.
Apr 14 - 5:37 PM

Danny Lee was locked in on approach shots today, twirling a 5-under-par 34-32=66 during round two of the RBC Heritage, arriving at the midpoint on 7-under 135, good for a spot inside the top 10 on the leaderboard.

For the second straight day, Lee split 10 or more fairways (10 in R1, 11 today). From there he smothered 14 greens in regulation, gaining 2.262 strokes approaching-the-green. By day's end, he gave himself 10 birdie looks from inside 14 feet, converting on six of them. He also added a bonus birdie at the par-4 11th when he drained a 20'8" putt. The 27-year-old doesn't have a single top 50 over his last 10 starts but he's starting to show signs of form recently. In his last appearance (Houston Open) he was inside the top 30 after each of the first three rounds before fading on Sunday to T64. Gamers should keep a close eye to see how he finishes this week.
Apr 13 - 1:16 PM

Danny Lee cited family reasons as the cause of his mid-round withdraw during day one of The Honda Classic. He was 7-over thru 15 holes at the time of his WD. UPDATE: Lee returned to action March 8th at the Valspar and missed the cut by six shots (74-77).

Lee started his scoring with a birdie at the par-5 third but it was all downhill from there. He plummeted to 7-over thru 15 holes before calling it quits. The television broadcast gave word that Lee cited family reasons for the cause of this WD but there is no further information at this time. He entered the week with just two top 50s in nine starts since returning from a back injury at the CIMB Classic. This will go in the books as Lee's ninth career mid-tournament WD (also has two DQs) in 177 starts.
Feb 22 - 3:45 PM

Danny Lee rolls into the Waste Management Phoenix Open this week looking for his second consecutive cut made.

Lee kicked off his 2018 PGA Tour season with a seventh-place finish at the CIMB Classic, and he made three straight cuts. However, upon returning stateside he missed the cut in three straight outings until his 58th-place showing at the Farmers Insurance Open last weekend. He was actually humming along until a final-round 78 bumped him down the scoreboard. The affable Lee isn't a masher off the tee, but he is tremendously accurate and that could help him at TPC Scottsdale.
Feb 1 - 12:07 AM

Danny Lee lasted just two holes before calling it quits at the BMW Championship, citing a lower-back injury as the culprit. UPDATE: Despite the doctors telling him to rest 12 weeks, Lee returned just a month later to post a T7 at the CIMB Clasic.

Lee opened the week with a 17'1" birdie splash at the short, par-4 first hole. He swallowed a bogey at the par-3 second and then landed a GIR on the par-4 third. That is where the shot tracking stops, as Lee called it a week (and season) from there. Since a shoulder injury knocked him out in R1 of the John Deere Classic, Lee has now gone 1-for-6, including this WD. This will go in the books as his eighth career mid-tournament WD (4.8% of his total starts). Lee is known for his heavy workload year in and year out, but he may need to reconsider that strategy if it keeps taking a toll on his body.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 04:31:00 PM

Danny Lee is feeling the FedExCup heat ahead of his appearance at this week's BMW Championship.

Lee has nine top 25s on the season, which explains how he's gotten this far in the Playoffs. Now, he sits at just 69th in the FEC standings, in need of a monster week to jump inside the top 30 and play his way into East Lake. In his favor, Lee has seen this week's course before, posting a T47 back in 2015, his lone appearance at the BMW Championship. Lee enters with four straight missed cuts to his name, but he'll look to right the ship as he takes a second look at Conway Farms Golf Club. Lee has played 123 PGA TOUR events over the last four seasons, so perhaps this is just a bit of fatigue catching up to him.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 08:09:00 PM

Danny Lee is returning to action at this week's RBC Canadian Open as he turns his attention to Glen Abbey Golf Club. UPDATE: Lee kicked off the Canadian Open with rounds of 72-68, currently T46 on 4-under 140.

Lee posted a 3-over 74 in R1 of his latest start (John Deere Classic). He withdrew after the round, citing a shoulder and wrist injury. Lee was playing it safe as he was an alternate at The 146th Open. He made the trip to Royal Birkdale but got stuck as the first alternate come Thursday morning. Yesterday, he alerted his fans via Twitter saying, "My injury is getting better and I'm ready to go guys @RBCCanadianOpen." Prior to his John Deere WD, Lee has pieced together four top 10s in his last seven starts, making him a good bounce-back candidate this week in Oakville, Ontario.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 04:14:00 PM

Danny Lee swallowed a 3-over-par 39-35=74 during round one of the John Deere Classic and then withdrew from the event. UPDATE: Lee updated his fans on Twitter after the round saying, "Sorry everyone I can't keep going this with shoulder and wrist injury @JDCLASSIC not happy I have to WD this week."

Lee entered the week on a run of great form, picking off four top 10s in his last six starts. He was trying to stay at the table until the magic cooled off, playing his ninth event over the last 10 weeks. Whether it was fatigue or just a bad round, Lee walked off the course losing 3.859 strokes tee-to-green. Currently the second alternate for next week's Open Championship, Lee will now have a bit of time to rest before returning to competition.
Thu, Jul 13, 2017 01:52:00 PM

Defending champ and World No. 81 Danny Lee conjured a 1-under-par 35-34=69 in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic to finish up on 9-under 271, down one spot to T9.

This was the South Korean-born New Zealander's fourth Greenbrier and third straight top-20 finish. After opening in 64-68-70, he began T8 on 8-under, six back of 54-hole leader Sebastian Munoz. The 26-year-old was birdie-less 2-over thru eight holes, squaring holes 2 and 5, but rallied to play his final 13 in bogey-free 3-under, circling 9 and 11, both from five feet and in, adding a 19-footer from the right intermediate for birdie-4 at 17. He recorded a commercial 1.833 putts per GIR and a dismal -2.338 SG: Putting, taking 29 total putts. This is Lee's ninth top 25 of the season in 25 starts, third straight, and fourth top 10.
Sun, Jul 9, 2017 05:44:00 PM

Defending champ and World No. 81 Danny Lee back-pedaled with an even-par 34-36=70 in the third round of The Greenbrier Classic, dropping four spots to T8 on 8-under 202, six adrift of 54-hole leader Sebastian Munoz.

On seven (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, the 26-year-old exchanged birdies at Nos. 8 and 12 with bogeys at 2 and 15. He posted a pedestrian 1.923 putts per GIR and a dismal -1.672 SG: Putting, needing 32 total putts. The South Korean-born New Zealander missed two scoring tries from inside of 10 feet and five from inside of 12 feet, but is hanging around thanks to being 2nd in SG: Approach-the-Green thru 54 holes (6.459).
Sat, Jul 8, 2017 06:06:00 PM

The (delayed) defending champion Danny Lee styled a 2-under-par 32-36=68 during round two of The Greenbrier Classic, keeping his name right in the thick of things with a two-day tally of 8-under 132.

Lee won the last Greenbrier edition played (2015) and opened that week with rounds of 63-69=132 (-8). That was good enough for T3 after R2 that year and he currently finds himself in solo second as the afternoon wave gets underway. Today's round did not get off to a shiny start, as he opened on the back nine and needed a 23'5" hole out to save par at the 11th before swallowing a double bogey at the par-5 12th. He rebounded to play blemish-free, 4-under golf from there on out. Lee gave himself 10 birdie looks from inside 19 feet today, but couldn't get the putter rolling. At the moment, he currently ranks 6th in the field in terms of strokes gained approaching-the-green. If he maintains that pace over the weekend then he could add a second Greenbrier trophy to his mantle.
Fri, Jul 7, 2017 01:07:00 PM

Defending champion Danny Lee pieced together a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-32=64 during round one of The Greenbrier Classic, staking out a spot inside the top 5 after day one.

Lee hoisted the hardware after the 2015 edition of the Greenbrier. Extreme flooding lead to last year's event being cancelled, so this is a delayed title defense this week. So far, so good, for Lee who striped 12 (of 14) fairways on his way toward 15 greens in regulation. He took advantage of the par 5s, with a pair of tap-in birdies but most of his birdie looks were from mid-range. By day's end he had 11 scoring chances from inside 19 feet but just four from inside 10 feet (two being the par-5 tap ins). Lee has now posted three rounds of 64 since the start of May as he continues to trend toward a second career TOUR win.
Thu, Jul 6, 2017 06:36:00 PM