Pro and ready for PGA
14 April 2009 – Eighteen-year-old New Zealand US Amateur Champion Danny Lee has turned pro, signing a deal believed to be worth $US10 million with IMG. Lee will make his professional debut at the PGA TOUR’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans, April 23-26. “I have already gotten a good sense of how much I can learn and grow from competing against the pros, especially last week being around so many great players at the Masters,” Lee said. Lee was born in South Korea but moved to New Zealand with his family when he was eight and later joined New Zealand Golf’s high-performance unit. He is expected to play in Asia later in the year at the Barclays Singapore Open, HSBC Champions in Shanghai and UBS Hong Kong Open.