Lee Granted Spot in The Open

Danny Lee and his son, Roi, pose with the Claret Jug while holding a pin flag after qualifying for the 149th Open Championship at Royal St. George's Golf Club. (Photo by Michael Reaves/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)
Danny Lee and his son, Roi, pose with the Claret Jug while holding a pin flag after qualifying for the 149th Open Championship at Royal St. George's Golf Club. (Photo by Michael Reaves/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

Kiwi Danny Lee has been granted a place in The Open Championship 2020 after finishing in a tie for fifth place at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida on the weekend.

Lee, at one stage during the tournament, was joint leader with Marc Leishman but, like many others, failed to deal with the conditions on Sunday and shot a 3-over 75 to tie for fifth on even-par for the tournament along with Joel Dahlmen, Keith Mitchell and Rory McIlroy.

By finishing fifth, Lee earned a spot in The Open Championship at Royal St. George’s in July. The Arnold Palmer Invitational is part of the Open Qualifying Series (OQS), offering three spots in the 2020 Open Championship to the top players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the top 10 and ties.

The great performance at the Arnold Palmer has also moved Lee back into the top 100 players in the world for the first time since last October when he placed second behind Justin Thomas in the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges.

It has also brought him back into form just before The Players Championship starting this coming Thursday.

Danny Lee will tee off on Thursday at 3.30am (NZDT) alongside Ryan Moore (USA) and Abraham Ancer (MEX).

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