Danny Lee has regained his PGA Tour card just three months after losing it and dropping to 257th in the World rankings.
Although not completely banished from the PGA Tour, Lee had the prospect of having to play mainly on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2022. His saving grace was that he was granted a medical exemption which allowed him 10 starts on the PGA Tour when numbers allowed.
He had four medical exemptions left to go but has managed to earn 289 FedEx Cup points for full status mainly from his share of second at the Bermuda Championship and tying for seventh in the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba.
On his social media this week Lee announced he was relieved to have his card back even if he never really lost it.
“Celebrating T7 this week @wwtatmayakoba happy I got my @pgatour card back,” Lee said on Instagram.
“Technically I haven’t lost it yet I had 4 minor medical starts left and this was my 3rd one. Anyways happy I don’t have to worry about that anymore!”
Lee has now passed Ryan Fox as the number one Kiwi golfer with Lee now ranked 198th and Fox on 211th.
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Lee will tee off in his first PGA Tour tournament since regaining full status this weekend at the RSM Classic in Seaside Georgia.
He will tee off at 3.40am on Friday morning NZDT.