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Richard H. Lee |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/4/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 170
College: Washington

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Richard H. Lee posted a 4-over-par 36-38=74 in his opening round of the U.S. Open.
This was Lee's first sanctioned start since the 2014 Tour Championship nine months ago. He had surgery in February for bone cysts in his left thumb. Today at Chambers Bay, he hit 12 greens in regulation and found only one birdie, that at the par-4 second hole. Elsewhere, he back-pedaled with three bogeys and a double. Jun 18 - 3:41 PM

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Richard H. Lee is slated to go out in the second threesome off the first tee at Chambers Bay at next week's U.S. Open.

His tee time is 7:11 a.m. PT on Thursday. The U.S. Open is going to be Lee's first sanctioned competition in nine months. He underwent surgery in February for bone cysts in his left thumb. Lee played collegiately at the University of Washington, so that he's going to be playing his first major nearby should serve as a source of some pride for the 28-year-old.
Jun 12 - 6:22 PM

In a response to an inquiry on Twitter on May 13, Richard H. Lee revealed that he will return to competition at the Tour's Albertsons Boise Open on July 9-12.

In addition to pinpointing his site to play for the first time since the 2014 Tour Championship, Lee reminded the user asking about his status why he's been out, writing, "Recovering from hand surgery will start at Boise." More specifically, Lee had surgery for bone cysts on his left thumb in February. In response to another query on May 1, he stated that he may given U.S. Open sectional qualifying a try (on June 8). Lee has conditional status on the PGA TOUR, so he'll likely receive a Non-exempt Medical Extension if he needs one in 2015-16.
May 29 - 7:33 PM

Richard H. Lee remains sidelined following surgery for a bone cyst in his left hand.

Lee responded to an inquiry on Twitter on Feb. 22 with the specifics. He added that he's projecting to return to competition in June. He has conditional status on the PGA TOUR this season, but won't be worth an investment until 2015-16. Expect some sort of rehab and only moderate play late on TOUR before the Tour Finals.
Apr 27 - 10:30 PM

Richard H. Lee has yet to make his 2014-15 season debut on the PGA TOUR.

Every once in a while, we'll miss news on a golfer on the fringe, pardon the pun. Lee, who has conditional status this season, not-so-subtly explained to his followers on Twitter on Nov. 20 why he hasn't played since the Tour Championship. He wrote, "Surgery done! Thankful for a smooth procedure. #roadtorecovery" He didn't specify what happened, what required repair or why, and he hasn't shared any details since. The 27-year-old would have gained entry on merit into this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, not to mention two or three events in the fall, so he's piling up starts that would apply to a Non-exempt Medical Extension in 2015-16 if he eventually needs one.
Feb 10 - 9:01 AM

Richard H. Lee failed to log a start on the PGA TOUR in 2014-15 before the extended holiday break.

Lee holds only conditional status, so any opportunity he picks up from here on out will be a precious one. His last competitive action was the Tour Championship, where he tied for 14th. His value was already marginal, and it is now fading fast.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 08:11:00 PM

Richard H. Lee settled for four points in his opening round of the Barracuda Championship.

He arrived in Reno as a question mark since he withdrew during his second round in Canada last week with a thumb injury. Today's takeaway was disappointing given he landed 14 greens in regulation. Lee circled three birdies, but also swallowed two bogeys. At this point, he has little choice but to attempt to grind out his last two starts. He's 129th in the FedExCup standings but 125th in earnings. A payday at the Barracuda is all but a necessity.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 09:01:00 PM

Richard H. Lee withdrew from the RBC Canadian Open during his second round, citing a thumb injury.

Lee flighted his approached into a greenside bunker at the par-4 16th hole, and then walked in. He was even-par through six holes and 4-over through 24 at the time. It had to be a tough decision to swallow since Lee entered the week slotted 125th in FedExCup points and 122nd in earnings. If he's able, Lee will try again at next week's Barracuda Championship.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 02:29:00 PM

Richard H. Lee signed for a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in the third round of the Quicken Loans National to reach the 54-hole mark at 3-under 211.

Lee was nothing if not efficient, circling four birdies to a lone bogey. He found nine (of 14) fairways for the third consecutive round, also landing 12 GIR and gaining just shy of two strokes with the flat stick. His longest birdie of the day was from 12'3" on the par-4 first, but the highlight came on the par-4 fourth when he halted his approach seven inches from the cup for a kick-in birdie. Entering the week 136th in the FedExCup standings, a big finish on Sunday could put him in a position to retain his PGA TOUR card for 2014-15.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 03:39:00 PM

Richard H. Lee makes his third start in the Travelers Championship later this week.

Lee tied for 62nd in 2012 before improving to a T30 last year. While he gets a check for that box, his recent form leaves his odds of a big week at TPC River Highlands in doubt. His missed four of his last six cuts, with a T57 at the Memorial the highlight.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 09:18:00 PM

Richard H. Lee returns to Irving, Texas for this week's HP Byron Nelson Championship.

Lee made headlines for all the wrong reasons last week at THE PLAYERS, with his struggles on the par-3 17th hole. He will look to bounce back this week in his second attempt at TPC Four Seasons. His first trip in 2012 led to a nice T41 finish. It's been all or nothing for Lee this year with both of his top 25s this year also yielding top 10s. That makes him a nice high-risk/high-reward option for gamers looking to take a chance.
Wed, May 14, 2014 11:01:00 AM

Richard H. Lee reached the halfway point of the RBC Heritage in 3-under-par 70-69=139.

Since a T4 in Puerto Rico, Lee had gone eight rounds without a red number, but he has two on the board at Harbour Town. His second round featured a dichotomy in scoring. After nothing but pars on holes 1-9, he poured in four birdies against two bogeys coming in. His longest birdie measured 27'7" at the par-4 12th hole. He also converted on a par attempt from 11'2" at 7. Lee is two strokes off the 36-hole lead and was the last of 14 to complete two rounds inside the top 10 on the leaderboard.
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 12:26:00 PM

Richard H. Lee returns to the Golf Club of Houston for his third Shell Houston Open.

Lee has failed to secure a paycheck in his first two trips, so optimism should be tempered. Following a tied for fourth in Puerto Rico, he missed the cut at the Valspar Championship before sharing 62nd in the Valero Texas Open. He enters the week 102nd in the FedExCup standings.
Mon, Mar 31, 2014 10:33:00 PM

Richard H. Lee battled for a 5-under-par 34-33=65 in the final round of the Puerto Rico Open, finishing the week at 16-under 272.

Lee circled a pair of birdies on the front nine, then stalled. After a bogey at the par-4 14th, he finished his afternoon with four consecutive birdies. While the players on the course are still sorting out the details, what we do know is that this will be the fifth top 10 of his PGA TOUR career.
Sun, Mar 9, 2014 04:07:00 PM

Richard H. Lee signed for a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in the third round of the Puerto Rico Open.

Lee circled five birdies to just one bogey on his third lap around Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico. He enters the final round at 11-under 206 and five strokes off Chesson Hadley's lead. Lee has never won on the PGA TOUR.
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 04:17:00 PM