Name:Danny Jin-Myung Lee
Born:July 24, 1990 in Incheon, South Korea.
Original/Home Club:Rotorua Boys' H.S., NZ.
Presidents Cup player (2015). Winner on the PGA Tour, and (as an amateur) in the Johnnie Walker Classic (co-sanctioned by the European, Asian and Australasian tours).
Born in Incheon, near Seoul in South Korea, Lee emigrated to New Zealand with his parents when he was eight-years-old. His outstanding amateur career was capped when he became the youngest ever winner of the U.S. Amateur Championship in 2008 at Pinehurst. At age 18 years and one month, he was six months younger than Tiger Woods (who won the first of his three U.S. Amateur titles in 1994).
After winning the co-sanctioned Johnnie Walker Classic in 2009 as an amateur, Lee recorded his first professional win at the Nationwide Tour's WNB Golf Classic in 2011. A maiden win on the full PGA Tour came after a four-way playoff at The Greenbrier Classic in 2015.
Played as The Greenbrier Classic (July 2-5). First-time PGA Tour winner Lee (NZ) beat David Hearn (Can) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-5 17th). Robert Streb (USA) and Kevin Kisner (USA) were eliminated at the first playoff hole (par-3 18th). [Old White TPC course, Greenbrier GC, White Sulphur Springs, WV].
Played as the Johnnie Walker Classic (Feb 19-22; Asian/Eurpn/Aus Trs event). Second-placed Felipe Aguilar (Chile), Hiroyuki Fujita (Jpn) and Ross McGowan (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Lee (NZ). Aged 18 yrs 213 days, Lee became the youngest player and only the second amateur to win on the European Tour. [The Vines Resort & CC, nr Perth, Aus; composite of Lakes & Ellenbrook courses].
The US Amateur Championship (108th) (Aug 18-24). Danny Lee (NZ) beat Drew Kittleson (USA) 5 and 4 in the 36-hole final. Lee became the youngest ever winner of the US Amateur, surpassing Tiger Woods by 6 months. Lee birdied 13 of the 32 holes played in the final. [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, NC].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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