Lee Falters in US After Stunning Opening Nine

Danny Lee

After an eagle and two birdies on the front nine of the TPC Boston course, Kiwi Danny Lee was sitting on 18-under and in outright third place as he started the back nine of the Northern Trust PGA event.

He then proceeded to bogey the next five straight holes and then the 16th for good measure to completely fall apart on the back nine and out of contention.

He finished on 12-under, tied for 18th and 18 shots behind runaway winner Dustin Johnson who was at 30-under after a final round 63.

Lee, who came into the tournament in 53rd on the FedEx Cup rankings, is in a position where he could potentially qualify for the season-ending Tour Championship.

The top 70 in the FedEx Cup standings at the end of the Northern Trust qualify for the penultimate playoff tournament – next week’s BMW Championship – and the top 30 after that event make the Tour Championship.

At the end of the third round, Lee was sitting right on 30th place but as we publish Lee is projected to finish at 42nd, securing a place for next week but needing some work to make the final event.

In the UK

Across the Atlantic, Lydia Ko continued with her rough final rounds of the previous weeks by again having her worst round of the British Open with a 2-over 73 to finish tied for 14th and 11 shots behind winner Sophia Popov.

Still in the UK, Ryan Fox couldn’t make up ground on the final day of the Wales Open to finish tied for 15th on 2-under, 6 shots behind Frenchman Romain Langasque who won with 8-under.

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