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). 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].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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