Danny Lee Set to Fight for his PGA Tour Card

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Danny Lee is set to fight for his PGA Tour card this weekend as he competes in the Korn Ferry Tour Season Final.

The 31-year-old Kiwi is back playing in the Korn Ferry Tour after a six-week layoff due to a broken rib and needs to make the top 25 players in the rankings at the end of this weekend’s event to secure a PGA Tour card for 2021-22.

The injury forced Lee to withdraw from The Open in England and the Tokyo Olympics.

Lee has played as a fully-fledged member of the PGA Tour since 2014 where he gained his card via performances on the Web.com tour (Proceeded the Korn Ferry Tour), a number of those years he held a European Tour card at the same time.


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Lee is currently Tied for 77th in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals rankings and must get himself into the Top 25 to secure one of the Tour cards that are available. This means he would actually need to finish somewhere in the Top 10 placegetters for the final weekend event to give himself a chance of making up the points difference.

If Lee fails to make the grade then he will be relegated to the Korn Ferry Tour for 2021-22 unless he can gain an exemption into some PGA Tour events in the new season under injury conditions which is unlikely.

The final Korn Ferry event will be played at the Victoria National Golf Course in Newburgh Indiana.

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