DANNY LEE QUALIFIES FOR THE 149TH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP AT ROYAL ST. GEORGES

9/03/2020

Danny Lee has booked his ticket to Royal St. Georges to play in The 149th Open Championship in July after qualifying at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with his tie for fifth finish at Bay Hill.

The Arnold Palmer Invitational Mastercard was played in Orlando and was the fourth event in The Open Qualifying Series, which gives golfers around the world opportunities to book their place at Royal St George’s from 12-19 July 2020. However, the event has now been postponed to a later date due to Covid-19.

However, the event has now been postponed to a later date due to Covid-19.

In difficult conditions, Lee finished at even-par for the tournament after a final round of three-over 75 to qualify alongside Keith Mitchell and Joel Dahmen. 2014 champion golfer Rory McIlroy also finished at even-par but was already exempt.

Lee says he’s happy to be going back to The Open Championship.

“When I missed that last putt, I felt like I had put myself out of The Open position but I was still happy to finish on even par. I am very happy to have the opportunity to play in The Open.

“I’ll try to go to Royal St George’s the week before to prepare and play some rounds. The conditions and firmness of the links is different. I’m a very aggressive player and it seems like when I play links golf courses aggressively it just bites me back, so this year I’ll try to play a little bit smarter,” Lee says.

Lee will make his return to The Open for the first time since 2016 when the Championship was played at Royal Troon.

 

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