Danny Lee wins Johnnie Walker Classic

Danny Lee
The last time New Zealand teenager Danny Lee was in Australia he won the best dressed golfer and the winning amateur at the Australian Open last December. This time in the country he’s won something even more special, the Johnnie Walker Classic.

Lee birdied the last two holes, after almost eagle-ing (is that a word?) the last, to win by a stroke. The youngest player to ever win on the Euro Tour and only the second amateur to do so. He gave a nice little speech. Very gracious, very professional. He will turn professional after the US Masters in April.

Man, this kid is amazing. It’s not profound to say so. We heard him coming when he won last years US Amateur Championship at a younger age than when Tiger Woods won it. There’s been so much said about whether Camilo Villegas, Anthony Kim or any other young gun can challenge of even be the next Tiger Woods. Lee could be in the mix much faster than expected.

P.S. When Lee almost eagled 18, the microphones weren’t anywhere near the crowd. No crowd atmosphere could be heard or felt in what was clearly a very exciting moment. Renton Laidlaw saying “Ooooh!”, just doesn’t cut it for exciting golf coverage.

One thought on “Danny Lee wins Johnnie Walker Classic

  • February 22, 2009 at 12:17
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    This is really an awesome feat. It just lets you know that there are a lot of good golfers other than in the US. Do you hear that US young guns, winning is more than just about the money. Think about winning and the money will be there.

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