Lee Bounces Back From Injury in Arizona

Danny Lee Phoenix Open 2020
Danny Lee at the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

Danny Lee has bounced back from the injury that curtailed his tournament at San Diego last week by finishing tied for 24th place on 9-under at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Lee had to withdraw from the previous event after the first round due to a back injury, but this weekend has completed four good rounds.

In his final round at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona, Lee hit 9 of 14 fairways and 11 of 18 greens in regulation, finishing at 9 under for the tournament.

The highest world ranked male Kiwi golfer (Currently 97th) started his round well with a 276-metre drive on the 510-metre par-5 third, Lee chipped his third shot onto the green, which he rolled for one-putt birdie on the hole.

On the par-4 ninth, Lee’s 120-metre approach to 2 metres set himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved Lee to 2 under for the round.

After a drive to the right rough on the par-5 15th, Lee hit his 84-metre approach, setting himself up for a birdie. After hitting his tee shot into the native area, Lee hit his next to the left side of the fairway and reached the green on his third shot, rolling a two-putt bogey on the par-4 17th.

This moved Lee to 2 under for the round finishing 8 shots behind the leaders.

As we publish, America’s Tony Finau leads the tournament on 17-under, one shot ahead of countryman Webb Simpson on 16-under two other Americans Justin Thomas and Bubba Watson on 14-under.

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