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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. 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. Jun 25 - 7:36 PM

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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.
Jun 24 - 5:57 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.
May 28 - 7:52 PM

Overnight quad-leader and World No. 115 Danny Lee orchestrated a 1-under-par 35-34=69 in the third round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational to post 7-under 203, down one place into a two-way T2, two back of 54-hole leader Webb Simpson, who he'll be grouped with in Sunday's final threesome.

After kicking off in 70 and week-low 64, the South Korean-born New Zealander co-led with three others on 6-under. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he bobbed and weaved to an even-par first half, but came home in blemish-free 1-under. The 25-year-old mustered eight (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, gaining 1.090 strokes around-the-green and 1.729 tee-to-green. He cancelled out three birdies at 1, 2 and 5 (from 15'6") with bogeys at 3, 7 (3-putt from 24'4") and 8, before walking off with birdie-3 at 18 from 16'1". Lee posted 1.727 putts per GIR and 0.271 SG: Putting. He's vying for a second TOUR title in his 155th career event, joining his maiden victory at the 2015 Greenbrier, where he came from one back with 3-under 67 and won in a 4-man playoff.
May 27 - 7:01 PM

Danny Lee blitzed Colonial Country Club with a 6-under-par 33-31=64 during round two of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational, signing the low round of the day (and week) to soar up the leaderboard, grabbing a piece of the clubhouse lead on 6-under 134.

The Irving, Texas, resident circled seven birdies today, offsetting a lone bogey which came at the par-4 15th when he couldn't save par from just inside six feet. He also let one slip away when he missed a 3'5" birdie attempt early on in the round. To make up for those short misses, he added a pair of bonus birdies from the 24-to-28 foot range. Overall, he gained 2.921 strokes putting on the day to pair with 3.276 strokes gained approaching-the-green. Lee has led/co-led after six rounds on the PGA TOUR, but this would be his first time lead/co-leading at the midpoint. With local knowledge on his side, Lee is one to watch closely over the weekend.
May 26 - 6:25 PM

World No. 125 Danny Lee rallied for a 2-under-par 36-32=68 on Day 4 of the AT&T Byron Nelson to round off his sixth appearance on 8-under 272, up nine spots into a 4-way T5.

This is the Irving, Texas, resident's fourth top 25 at his home club and first top 10, brushing aside a previous-best T13 on debut in 2009. It's his fifth top 25 of the season in 19 events and first top 10. After kicking off in 70-70-64, the South Korean-born New Zealander began T14 on 6-under, one short of the overnight top 10. He was 2-over thru six holes, squaring Nos. 1 and 3 (failed scrambles), but then played his final 15 in blemish-free 4-under, circling 7, 11, 15 and 16, each from inside of 16 feet. For the week, he tallied 15 birdies versus seven bogeys.
May 21 - 6:38 PM

TPC Four Seasons at Las Colinas member and World No. 125 Danny Lee is in Irving, Texas, for the AT&T Byron Nelson and checks in at 123rd in the FedExCup standings.

The South Korean-born New Zealander was a first-round co-leader last year with 63, eventually settling for T19 with trip 1-under 69s. He's 4-for-5 in his adopted hometown with three top 25s and best of T13 on debut in 2009. The 25-year-old owns a 68.61 scoring average in 18 laps with 13 of those in the red. Since a career-high 9th-place finish the FEC standings in 2014-15, which saw him claim his lone TOUR title (Greenbrier) and culminated with a T2 at the 2015 TOUR Champioinship, he's had just two top 10s in his last 46 events, none this season in 18 starts. Lee's season best is T14 while paired with David Lingmerth at the Zurich, and T17 on his own ball at the Arnold Palmer.
May 17 - 12:34 PM

Danny Lee fired out of the gates in round one of the RBC Heritage, piecing together a 5-under-par 34-32=66 to find himself just one stroke shy of early leader Luke Donald. UPDATE: Donald would later get passed by Bud Cauley who shot a bogey-free, 8-under 63, placing Lee three off the pace.

The Kiwi connected on 14 greens in regulation today, extremely impressive given the size of the greens at Harbour Town Golf Links. On top of strong iron and wedge play, Lee also maintained momentum with the putter. He converted four putts from outside seven feet including a 31-footer for birdie at the par-4 18th. Lee arrived with top 25s in three of his last four starts and he's continuing that strong play after one day on Hilton Head Island.
Apr 13 - 1:47 PM

On a spectacular but windy day at Bay Hill, World No. 103 Danny Lee painted a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to finish up on 3-under 285, up 38 spots on the live leaderboard to T18 and good for the low round in the clubhouse. UPDATE: With play completed, Lee's 67 was the low round of the day and he finished T17.

There are 44 rounds in the books so far and Lee's is the only blemish-free lap, currently 6.059 strokes better than the field average. This is his fifth appearance with a best of T17 in 2015, so he's right on that mark. The 25-year-old arrived this week at 151st in the FedExCup standings with two WDs, five missed cuts and five cashes. His lone finish in the top 40 was a T22 last week at the Valspar (72-69-70-70), so he looks a lock to post consecutive top 25s for the first time since T18-T22 last May in his adopted home state of Texas (Byron Nelson, DEAN & DELUCA). The South Korean carded rounds of 75-70-73-67 and circled 13 birdies versus 10 bogeys. He's currently 2nd in SG: Off-the-tee (5.040) but 65th (of 72) in SG: Around-the-green (-2.370).
Mar 19 - 3:41 PM

Danny Lee has withdrawn from this week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, he was 5-over through 12 at the time of the WD. UPDATE: Lee returned to action Feb. 16th at the Genesis Open and missed the cut by three at 3-over 71-74=145.

There was no injury cited at the time of the WD, but the weather conditions cannot be ruled out. Lee took on Monterey Peninsula Country Club today and failed to record a birdie before the weather horn sounded. He squared five bogeys including three straight prior to the cancellation of play. In 143 starts, this will go in the books as Lee's sixth career mid-tournament WD.
Feb 9 - 5:34 PM

Danny Lee won the battle with La Quinta Country Club in round two of the CareerBuilder Challenge, styling a bogey-free, 8-under-par 32-32=64 to match the low round of the day and arrive at the midpoint on 13-under 131, one stroke off the lead.

The Kiwi arrived with nothing better than a T50 in his last seven starts but some pre-tournament prep at PGA WEST is paying dividends so far. Lee made the most of his opening round at the difficult Stadium Course, circling seven birdies to go with a pair of bogeys. He moved over to an easy La Quinta CC today, and took advantage of the easier opportunity. Lee pelted 14 greens in regulation and took 24 putts on the day. Lee has some sour memories here at PGA WEST as he missed out on regaining his TOUR card at Q-School by one stroke back in 2012. A strong finish this week would go along way toward erasing those memories forever.
Jan 20 - 5:13 PM

Danny Lee withdrew during the third round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba citing a migraine.

After opening in 71-66, the 25-year-old was 5-over on his lap thru 10 holes (even-par total) when he called it a day. He was making his fourth OHL appearance with a best of T3 on last visit in 2015 and also WD after a first-round 73 on debut in 2012. This is the Texas resident's fifth mid-tournament WD in 139 career starts, first since the 2016 Valspar. He ended last season with three straight missed cuts (Wyndham, Barclays, Deutsche Bank) and his best finish so far this season (four events) is a T50 at the season-opener in Napa. Lee hasn't had a top 25 since T22 at the DEAN & DELUCA back in May, 14 starts ago.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 01:53:00 PM

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.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 02:55:00 PM

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.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 12:24:00 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.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 01:38:00 PM