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Danny Lee

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 170

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World No. 56 Danny Lee makes final preparations for the CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur and arrives off a T50 at last week's Safeway Open.
This is Lee's third straight CIMB with a T13 on debut in 2015 (69-69-73-68) and a WD during R3 last year (finger), where he was 4-over thru nine holes and 1-over total. One year after finishing a career-best 9th in the FedExCup standings with eight top 10s in 36 starts, including two thirds, a second, his maiden win (Greenbrier) and culminating with a T2 at the TOUR Championship, he plummeted to a 92nd-place finish in the FEC standings last season with only two top 10s in 28 starts, none in his last 12. The 25-year-old ended the season with three straight missed cuts: at the Wyndham, as well as the first two legs of the Playoffs, preceded by a T27 (of 59) at the 2016 Rio Games. Oct 19 - 2:55 PM

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Making his fifth appearance at the Wyndham Championship, Danny Lee opened the week with a 5-under-par 31-34=65 to vault into early contention.

The Kiwi kicked off his scoring with a four-hole birdie train, beginning with a tap-in at the par-5 fifth. He backed that up with a 32'3" bomb at the sixth and a 53'6" hole out from the rough at the eighth. Lee's lone bogey came at the par-4 10th where he missed the green (one of four missed GIR on the day) and couldn't save par from 8'3". Lee finished T20 here as an amateur (2008) but is 1-for-3 with nothing better than a T71 as a pro. He also played at Sedgefield Country Club in AJGA events, so he is very familiar with the layout this week.
Aug 18 - 12:24 PM

New Zealand's Danny Lee torched the Olympic Golf Course with a 6-under-par 34-31=65 during round two of the Men's Golf Competition, reaching 5-under 137 at the midpoint.

Lee missed just two fairways today and landed 14 greens to provide ample scoring chances. From there, he took full advantage with the flat stick, circling eight birdies on the day to offset a pair of front-nine bogeys. That included a four-pack of birdies to close his round, three of them coming in the tap-in variety. World No. 45 finished T3 at another Gil Hanse design earlier this season (Castle Stuart Golf Links, Scottish Open). This goes in the books as the low round of the day, and second-best round of the week (Marcus Fraser 8-under 63 in R1). Lee will now enter the weekend just three strokes off the lead.
Aug 12 - 1:38 PM

Danny Lee got himself stuck making pars as he closed out the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open with a 3-under-par 34-35=69 for 12-under 276 and T3.

The Kiwi took a shine to Castle Stuart Golf Links all week and when he made 3 birdies in his first 10 holes a challenge for the title seemed imminent. However it was not to be. As the winner Alex Noren made 2 birdies over those last 8 holes, Lee could only make 8 pars and those 2 shots Noren gained represented the final margin. It is Lee's finest European Tour finish since he was T2 in the 2011 China Open. He was 7-for-7 in Scrambling at the weekend and made just 1 bogey in his final 54 holes.
Jul 10 - 2:36 PM

Danny Lee crafted a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in Saturday's third round at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and is T4 on the leaderboard going into the closing lap at Castle Stuart Golf Links.

Lee carded a birdie at 2 and eight pars on his opening nine and then pushed on again with circles at 11 and 12. But as the afternoon rain made scoring tougher, the New Zealander lost momentum and followed a bogey at 13 with five closing pars to end at 9-under 207. Having shared the lead at one point, he'll now start Sunday's closer three shots behind pacesetter Alex Noren. Lee could only find 7 (of 14) fairways today but he hit 14 greens in regulation and was 4-for-4 in scrambling. He took 30 putts, his highest tally of the week.
Jul 9 - 3:18 PM

With a bogey-free 6-under-par 34-32=66 in round two of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, Danny Lee posted the clubhouse lead of 7-under 137 on Friday.

Lee's opening 71 on Thursday included a walk-off double bogey-7 but there were no such mistakes today as he kept his card clean after piping 10 (of 14) fairways and hitting 15 greens in regulation. The New Zealand, who won on the European Tour as an 18-year-old amateur, started his birdie collection at 12 and picked off another at 16 to turn in 34. Then came a splurge of red with par breakers at 1, 2, 4 and 6 taking him into top spot. Right now he leads by a shot from Matteo Manassero and Branden Grace.
Jul 8 - 8:07 AM

Danny Lee makes a rare return to the European Tour with his appearance at this week's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Links.

Six years ago the Kiwi made his debut in Scotland and reeled off a smart T10 at the Johnnie Walker Championship in Gleneagles. A nice start, since when it has all gone wrong with four straight missed weekends in the country. Most pertinent among those are his 76-71 to miss the cut here in 2011 and 74-74 when having an early exit at last year’s Open Championship. Formwise, the good news is that he’s made eight cuts on the bounce. The bad news is that he probably only made the cut last week in Firestone because there wasn’t one, as he twice shot 80 in finishing T56, his third successive inability to break the top 50.
Jul 5 - 4:07 AM

PGA TOUR and Greenbrier Resort officials announced today that The Greenbrier Classic, scheduled for July 7-10, has been cancelled due to the devastating flooding caused by record rainfalls throughout West Virginia.

"We are heartbroken by the devastation that the residents of West Virginia are experiencing at this time and the reports of lives lost due to the terrible flooding," said PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. The press release also mentioned that The Old White TPC, host course for the tournament, suffered extensive damage from the flooding and is beyond reasonable repair to conduct the tournament, TOUR officials said. Danny Lee would have been the defending champion after winning last year's edition in a four-man playoff to claim his first TOUR title in his 98th career start.
Jun 25 - 3:57 PM

Danny Lee styled a 1-under-par 33-36=69 during the opening round of the 116th U.S. Open, putting him three strokes off the early pacesetter, Andrew Landry.

The Kiwi was remarkable on and around the greens in round one. He split just half of his fairways and landed just nine greens in regulation. Despite the less-than-stellar ball-striking, he managed just one bogey, going 8-for-9 scrambling. Most notable was a 15-footer to save par at the par-4 third. He stretched out the distance on the next hole, splashing home a 31-foot birdie bomb. Two holes later he found himself in a tricky situation in the rough, having missed the green on the par-3 sixth. Instead of a possible bogey, he flopped one that rolled straight into the cup to circle his second (and final) birdie of the round. On a round where he didn't have his best stuff, tee-to-green, Lee did a fantastic job of managing the course today.
Jun 17 - 9:30 AM

Danny Lee led off his week at the Memorial with a 6-under-par 34-32=66 to sit just two strokes off the early lead set by Dustin Johnson.

In typical Danny Lee fashion, he pelted 15 greens in regulation on his way toward five birdies, one eagle, and just one bogey. The bogey actually took place first, as he missed from 6'10" at the par-3 fourth hole where he found a greenside bunker off the tee. He bounced back with a 7'8" birdie at the next hole and followed that up with a 89-yard hole out for eagle at the par-5 seventh hole. Lee walked off the course ranked second in strokes gained approach-the-green (+4.344 strokes). This was Lee's fifth round at Muirfield Village Golf Club, and will be his first time signing a sub-70 card.
Jun 2 - 5:39 PM

Danny Lee settled for a 1-under-par 33-36=69 during round two of the AT&T Byron Nelson but he will still enter the weekend at 8-under 132, right in the mix.

Playing on his home course this week, Lee torched TPC Four Seasons Resort in round one, but took a step back today. The difference was largely due to the flat stick. In round one he sank five putts from outside 12 feet, but managed just one putt from outside six feet, today. Lee's approach game was not as tidy, either, as he landed three fewer greens today compared to Thursday. Despite this middling round, Lee is still T6 on the live leaderboard and should find his putter over the weekend.
May 20 - 1:27 PM

Playing at a very familiar venue, Danny Lee torched TPC Four Seasons to the tune of a bogey-free, 7-under-par 32-31=63 during round one of the AT&T Byron Nelson, joining Sergio Garcia as the co-leaders in the clubhouse.

Lee opened his week on the back nine and gifted DFS owners a birdie train starting at the par-4 10th hole. The longest conversion was a 21'1" splash to caboose the train on the par-4 12th hole. The Irving, Texas, resident stretched it out even longer three holes later, dialing in a 33'10" birdie. Lee dropped in three more putts from outside 12 feet as he was coming into the clubhouse, clearly feeling comfortable on these greens which he's played so often. Lee owns three top 35s on his Byron Nelson resume, but his game has grown leaps and bounds over the past 12 months. It would not be surprising to see Lee contending for his second PGA TOUR title as the week progresses.
May 19 - 8:51 PM

Danny Lee orchestrated a 5-under-par 35-32=67 in today's final round of the Wells Fargo Championship for a 72-hole tally of 5-under 283, up 27 places on the live leaderboard to T9.

Lee's best in four previous visits was T13 last year on rounds of 71-69-70-70. He entered his final frame this week on even-par after opening in 72-71-73. The 25-year-old exchanged bogey-5 at three with a hole-out birdie from the greenside bunker at the par-4 first. He missed birdie from 41 inches at the par-5 fifth before a gimme from 15 inches for birdie-4 at the seventh to turn 1-under. The Kiwi circled back-to-backs on 10 and 11, and again on 14 and 15, all from inside of eight feet and played his final 15 holes in blemish-free 5-under. He's off to TPC Sawgrass where he's scheduled to make his second appearance after missing the cut on debut last year following twin 73s.
May 8 - 2:59 PM

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

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