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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 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. Nov 5 - 1:13 AM

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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.
Oct 30 - 11:34 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).
Oct 7 - 7:01 AM

Danny Lee twirled a 5-under-par 31-34=65 in today's final round of the TOUR Championship to wrap his debut at 5-under 275, good for T3 on the live leaderboard and sharing the 72-hole clubhouse lead with Justin Rose. UPDATE: With play completed, Lee finished tied second with two others and boasts top honors of East Lake debutantes.

One of nine first-timers, Lee began the finale in a six-way tie for 10th at even-par. He opened with a birdie-birdie start and rolled in his third from 26'8" at the par-3 sixth. Lee maintained forward momentum with a par save from 13'8" at the par-4 seventh before circling birdie number four from 12'4" at the par-4 eighth to turn bogey-free 4-under. A missed green at the 10th, one of five on the day, lead to his first bogey but bounced-back with a 31'3" bomb at the par-4 12th. The 2015 Greenbrier Classic winner chased bogey at the 13th with back-to-back circles on 14 and 15 to complete his scoring. He heads to his Presidents Cup debut on the heels of his eighth top 10 on a TOUR-leading 36 starts.
Sep 27 - 5:06 PM

Danny Lee crafted a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in today's third round of the TOUR Championship to reach the three-quarter mark at even-par 210, up two places on the live leaderboard to T10.

Lee opened his second career appearance in the FedExCup Playoffs in disappointing fashion, posting T30, T33 and T47 last week at the BMW. Now in his TOUR-leading 36th start of the season, he opened his East Lake debut in 69-72 to begin Moving Day in a six-way tie for 12th at 1-over. Thru 17 holes, the 25-year-old circled three on the card at Nos. 1, 6 and 14, each from inside seven feet, to outpace bogey at the par-4 third. He missed the green on the par-3 18th however, one of eight on the day, leading to a walk-off bogey.
Sep 26 - 2:37 PM

Danny Lee hung up a 1-under-par 34-35=69 for his opening round of the TOUR Championship.

Like many in the field, Lee is making his debut at East Lake Golf Club this week. And like those beside and above him on the leaderboard, he can't complain about today's score. He split only five (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation, but covered two bogeys with three birdies. That's moxie for a first-timer. All three of his par breakers ranged 11-15 feet and he connected from 14'5" for bogey at the par-4 third hole. Lee is four strokes in arrears of the clubhouse lead.
Sep 24 - 4:55 PM

Danny Lee preps for his tournament debut at this week's TOUR Championship and enters the season finale No. 19 in the FedExCup standings.

South Korean-born and New Zealand resident Lee earned his first PGA TOUR win in his 98th career start in a four-man playoff at The Greenbrier Classic July 4th weekend. In total, he's made a whopping 35 starts on the season making 23 cuts with 12 tops 25s, seven for top 10s. The 24-year-old chased the Greenbrier with three top-six finishes over his next four starts, but has cooled of late, with nothing better than a T30 (Barclays) in his last four events. Lee followed the Barclays with T33 at the Deutsche Bank and T47 last week at the BMW. The DBC finish secured the 10th and final spot in automatic qualifying for the Presidents Cup, where he'll be making his debut.
Sep 23 - 10:46 AM

Danny Lee fashioned a 4-under-par 35-32=67 for his opening round of the BMW Championship and sits six strokes off the clubhouse lead.

He's only two swings adrift of the B flight, however. This was Lee's first round in competition since he secured a berth into the Presidents Cup in his native South Korea. He opened with a textbook birdie-3 at the first hole, but played his next seven holes in 2-over with two bogeys. The 25-year-old recovered admirably with five birdies the rest of the way, including a 4 at the last this morning. All of his conversions dropped from inside nine feet.
Sep 18 - 9:31 AM

Despite a pedestrian T33 at the Deutsche Bank Championship, Danny Lee secured the 10th and final position in automatic qualifying for the Presidents Cup.

The second leg of the FedExCup Playoffs served as the long-awaited finish line for entry into the competition to be held in Lee's native South Korea. He'll be making his first appearance in the biennial event. The other 10 qualifiers are as follows (years competed previously in parentheses, where applicable): 1st--Jason Day (2011, 2013) ... 2nd--Louis Oosthuizen (2013) ... 3rd--Adam Scott (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013) ... 4th--Hideki Matsuyama (2013) ... 5th--Branden Grace (2013) ... 6th--Marc Leishman (2013) ... 7th--Anirban Lahiri (debut) ... 8th--Charl Schwartzel (2011, 2013) ... 9th--Thongchai Jaidee (debut). Captain Nick Price will round out the roster of 12 with two selections of his own tomorrow.
Sep 7 - 7:28 PM

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

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