In good company

US Amateur champion Rotorua-raised Danny Lee, 18, joins two other teenagers on the field at the US Masters in Augusta, Georgia prompting golfing great Tiger Woods to comment on the “new bloods” and the game’s “exciting times”. Lee has been invited to contest the opening two rounds in the company of world No 1 Woods. The youngest winner in PGA European Tour history at the Johnnie Walker Classic, Lee “has shown no fear at all” writes the New York Times. Lee’s first event as a professional will be the PGA tour event in New Orleans, beginning on April 23. He beat British Amateur champion Reiner Saxton in the 12th annual Georgia Cup on April 1. 

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