Danny Lee

Danny Lee

Height: 5'11" (1.8 m)
Weight: 175 (79 kg)
Age: 29 (July 24, 1990)
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Residence: Irving, Texas
Family: Wife, Yoomi; Roi Theodore, Robin Oliver

Education: Sungkyunkwan University
Turned Professional: 2009
City plays from: Rotorua, New Zealand


Exempt Status


Top 125 in 2018-19 FedExCup standings (thru 2019-20)

Career Victories


PGA TOUR Victories (1):
2015 (1) The Greenbrier Classic.
Korn Ferry Tour Victories (1):
2011 (1) WNB Golf Classic.
International Victories (1):
2009 Johnnie Walker Classic [Eur].

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

62 - 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic (Round 1)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#9 : 2015 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#34 : 2016 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship

Career Largest Paycheck:

$1,206,000 : 2015 The Greenbrier Classic (Finished 1)

2019-20 Season Highlights


PGA TOUR
THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES - Finished second at THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES, earning the fourth runner-up of his career. Was tied for the lead with eventual champion Justin Thomas after 54 holes, holding at least a share of the third-round lead for the second time in his career (fell to 0-for-2). Posted four scores in the 60s for the first time since the 2018 Mayakoba Golf Classic. Mayakoba Golf Classic - Shot a first-round 62 to hold the 18-hole lead at the Mayakoba Golf Classic before finishing T26. Marked the first opening-round sub-63 score of his career. Fell to 0-for-5 in his career converting the 18-hole lead/co-lead to victory. Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard - Finished T5 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard to earn a spot at The Open Championship via the Open Qualifying Series.

National Team Selections


Presidents Cup : 2015 World Cup : 2009, 2016 Olympic Games : 2016 Eisenhower Trophy : 2008

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 1 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 237 707 1 4 3 25 55 136 91 10 $13,184,325
2020 13 42 1 3 4 8 4 1 35 $1,795,574
2019 27 81 1 3 5 15 11 73 $1,524,126
2018 30 86 3 8 15 13 1 97 $1,269,386
2017 32 89 1 4 9 19 11 4 70 $1,611,331
2016 28 90 2 6 21 7 2 92 $1,405,722
2015 36 120 1 1 2 8 13 24 11 1 9 $3,965,933
2014 28 80 1 1 3 13 15 88 $781,295
2013 1 4 1 1 $112,000
2012 26 70 3 13 10 1 159 $359,112
2010 2 4 2
2009 11 33 1 2 6 5 $359,846
1 (A) 2 1
2008 2 (A) 6 1 1 1
(A) - Amateur
Korn Ferry Tour (Playoff Record: 1 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD Priority Rank Earnings
Total: 49 162 1 3 1 16 22 34 14 $601,922
2013 23 77 1 5 9 16 7 27 $209,153
2012 5 18 1 1 2 4 1 $66,668
2011 18 59 1 1 1 9 10 13 4 $326,100
2009 3 (A) 8 1 1 1 2
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments


PGA TOUR
THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Mexico WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv
2020 CNL
2019 CUT T36
2018 T7
2017 CUT CUT
2016 T35 T17 T56 T57 CUT T58 T42 T51 56
2015 CUT T43 CUT CUT T6
2009 CUT T66 T51
FedExCup Playoffs
THE NORTHERN TRUST Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
2019 81
2018 T34 T49
2017 CUT CUT W/D
2016 CUT CUT
2015 T30 T33 T47 T2
2014 T38 T35

Personal


  • Often engages in pranks at tournaments with fellow PGA TOUR player Rickie Fowler.
  • Favorite college team is Southern California and the Dallas Cowboys are his favorite pro team.
  • Attended Sungkyunkwan University for his freshman year.
  • Attended Rotorua Boy's High School and has established a Danny Lee Scholarship at the school.
  • Family moved from native South Korea to New Zealand when he was age 8.
  • Is a citizen of New Zealand.