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Danny Lee

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

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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

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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

Danny Lee hoisted the hardware at the 2015 Greenbrier Classic and returns this week for his first chance to defend his title at The Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

In the lead up to his big win, Danny Lee had rattled off top 25s in 4-of-8 starts. This time around he enters with top 25s in four of his last six starts, in slightly better form. He kicked off his winning week with a 7-under 63 and coasted home with rounds of 69, 68, and 67. From there, Lee had to outlast David Hearn, Kevin Kisner, and Robert Streb in a four-man playoff. His biggest asset was the flat stick that week, splashing home 346'5" of putts to gain 4.93 strokes putting by week's end. With good form and good course history, Danny Lee makes for a great play on paper, but it's always a bit of an unknown how each golfer will handle the media obligations and pressures that come along with being the defending champion.
Tue, Jul 4, 2017 03:09:00 PM

World No. 80 Danny Lee carded a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in the second round of the Quicken Loans National to reach 2-under 138, up 21 spots on the live leaderboard to T11, eight back of 36-hole clubhouse leader David Lingmerth.

The 26-year-old arrived for his 24th start of the season at 51st in the FedExCup standings with seven top 25s among 15 made cuts. He's posted three top 10s, including a season-best T3 last week at the Travelers. It's his fifth QL National with two previous top 10s, a T9 on debut in 2009 and T4 on last visit in 2015, the latter at Robert Trent Jones GC in Virginia. The Texas resident opened with a two-birdie two-bogey 70 and in R2, outpaced two bogeys with four birdies on seven (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation. At last check, he lost 0.209 strokes around-the-green but gained 2.118 on-the-green, even though he took 31 total putts.
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 02:50:00 PM

World No. 99 Danny Lee carded a 3-under-par 32-35=67 in the final round of the Travelers Championship to conclude on 10-under 270, up four spots to a season-best T3, two swings shy of a 2-man playoff involving Daniel Berger and eventual champ Jordan Spieth.

After opening in 68-67-68, the 26-year-old began T7 on 7-under, five back of Spieth. Playing out of the fifth-to-last twosome, he landed 11 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, losing 1.060 strokes approaching-the-green and 0.468 tee-to-green. The South Korean-born New Zealander squared bogey-6 at six and bogey-5 at 14 (failed scrambles), outpaced by five birdies at Nos. 4, 7-9 and 15, three from between 19 and 34 feet, adding a hole-out 3 at the fourth from 51'5" away. He posted 1.692 putts per GIR and 2.549 SG: Putting. This is Lee's seventh top 25 of the season in 23 starts and third top 10, eclipsing a previous-best T5 at the Byron Nelson four starts ago. It's his second top 25 at the Travelers in five attempts (second straight), joining T25 on last visit in 2015.
Sun, Jun 25, 2017 07:36:00 PM

World No. 99 Danny Lee orchestrated a 2-under-par 35-33=68 in the third round of the Travelers Championship for a three-day total of 7-under 203, currently T7 on the leaderboard and up one spot on the round.

This is the 26-year-old's fifth Travelers and has played all 72 holes just once prior, a T25 on last visit in 2015 (66-67-69-71). It's his 23rd start of the season with six top 25s and two top 10s, a T5 and solo 6th in back-to-back starts at the Byron Nelson and DEAN & DELUCA. After kicking off in 68-67, the South Korean-born New Zealander peppered 14 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, gaining 1.317 strokes off-the-tee but losing 1.009 around-the-green. He squared three bogey-5s at Nos. 4, 10 and 14, all failed scrambles, outpaced by three birdies at 1 (from 37'10"), 11 and 13, adding a 33'1" eagle at the par-5 13th. The Texas resident registered 1.714 putts per GIR and 1.227 SG: Putting, needing 30 total putts.
Sat, Jun 24, 2017 05:57:00 PM

Second-round quad-leader and World No. 115 Danny Lee back-pedaled with an even-par 36-34=70 in the final round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational to post 7-under 273, down four places to solo 6th, three adrift of champion Kevin Kisner, who shot 66.

After kicking off in 70-64-69, the Irving, Texas, resident began in a two-way T2, two back of 54-hole leader and playing competitor Webb Simpson. Playing out of the final threesome, he landed 10 (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, gaining 0.923 strokes approaching-to-green, No. 1 for the week in SGTTG at 7.359, but lost 0.943 around-the-green in R4. The 25-year-old was 2-over thru 15 holes, outbalancing birdie-2 at eight (from 5'4") with bogey-5s at 2, 5 and 12, all failed scrambles. He missed birdie from 6'11" at 14 but leveled the card with back-to-back circles at 16 and 17 from 15'3" and 8'5", respectively. The South Korean-born Kiwi posted 1.750 putts per GIR and -0.796 SG: Putting. This is his second top 10 at the DDI in five attempts (T10/2015) and third staight top 25. It's Lee's sixth top 25 of the season in 20 starts and second top 10, second straight after T5 last week at the Byron Nelson.
Sun, May 28, 2017 07:52:00 PM