Danny Lee is enjoying his most successful year on the USPGA circuit and is on target to qualify for the lucrative FedEx Cup playoffs at season’s end. In the past three months he has achieved two top-10 finishes and two top-20 finishes, which have collectively earned him $US547,365. These results have projected him to 52nd in the FedEx Cup standings, one behind Phil Mickelson, and to 161st (up from 220nd) in the world rankings.
Come the end of August, the top 125 ranked players qualify for the first of the FedEx Cup playoff events (The Barclays) with the top 100 progressing to the second event (The Deutsche Bank Championship) and the leading 70 going on to the BMW Championship. The elite 30 then contest the Tour Championship, where a cool $10 million is awarded to the points winner.
That’s all in the future, but Lee can take enormous encouragement from his recent consistent performances. Since the beginning of March, his results have been:
Honda Classic, missed cut; Valspar Championship, T7 (72, 69, 71 67 – 279), won $183,883; Arnold Palmer Invitational, T17 (72, 64, 71 72 – 270), won $91,350;
Texas Open, withdrew after an opening round 80; Houston Open, missed cut;
The Players Championship, missed cut (after rounds of 73, 73); Wells Fargo Championship, T13 (71, 69, 69, 70 – 279), won $137,257; Crowne Plaza Invitational, T10 (66, 69, 70, 66 – 271), won $134,875.