- PGA Tour Winner
- President Cup Team 2015
- Olympic Team 2016
- U.S. Amateur Winner
An Emerging Force to be Reckoned with
Danny Lee is making a splash in the world of professional golf. A New Zealander with roots from South Korea, Danny is making a name for himself on the PGA Tour. His hard work, determination and passion for the sport has gotten him where he is today, and is what will allow him to reach greater success in years to come.
On the Course
Danny’s amateur years yielded much success for the young golfer. At the age of 18 he became the youngest U.S. Amateur champion, and won six other amateur tournaments. In 2008 he was named the Player of the Year by the R&A and won the Mark H. McCormack Medal. The next year he turned professional and achieved five Top 25 finishes on the PGA and Web.com Tours. Danny played on both tours until 2014 when he became a full-time competitor on the PGA Tour. He had three Top 25 finishes, and advanced to the FedEx Cup Playoffs for the first time in his career, finishing T38 at Barclays and T35 at DBC. This success carried over into the 2015 season with his first PGA TOUR victory at the Greenbrier Classic and four other Top 10 finishes.
When Danny was only a child, he moved with this family from Korea to New Zealand. He was a young boy when he first learned the game of golf from his mother, So Jin Seo who was a golf instructor. He attended Rotorua Boys High School where he established a Danny Lee Scholarship. He then went to Sungkyunkwan University for his freshman year before he left to focus on his golf career. Following his U.S. Amateur victory, Danny moved to the U.S. to pursue his dream. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas.