Danny Lee Within Striking Distance in Florida

Danny Lee during third round of CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges Tournament in South Korea
Danny Lee

Danny Lee incredibly holed-out for birdie from behind a tree during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orland Florida, where he finished with a double-bogey on the 18th hole and is still only 3 shots behind the leader heading into the final round.

That double-bogey ruined the Kiwi’s chance of being in outright second on the leaderboard with a 3-over round on a day when only one player in the entire field shot under par.

Lee is tied for 4th place on 3-under, 3 shots behind leader Englishman Tyrrell Hatton on 6-under and one shot behind Australian Marc Leishman and World Number One Rory McIlroy on 4-under.

But it was the incredible shot on the par-5 12th hole that saw Lee recover from a recovery shot out of the trees.

His second shot was into a bush and so Lee took an unplayable lie and holed his fourth shot of 69 yards to pick-up birdie and at that stage join Leishman in the lead at 5-under.

In his third round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Danny Lee hit 10 of 14 fairways and 8 of 18 greens in regulation and finished his day tied for 4th at 3 under with Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Sungjae Im, and Harris English.

In the second round Lee carded a 67, just his third round in the 60s in 22 trips around the Bay Hill course in Florida.

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