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Danny Lee wins LIV Golf Tucson with birdie in playoff

Danny Lee wins LIV Golf Tucson with birdie in playoff

MARANA, Ariz. — Danny Lee birdied his remaining two holes for a 2-under 69 after which received LIV Golf Tucson on the second gap of a four-man playoff on Sunday by making a 25-foot birdie putt from off the 18th inexperienced for his first win in practically eight years.

It was the second playoff in LIV Golf for the reason that Saudi-funded collection started final 12 months. Dustin Johnson received the playoff exterior Boston final 12 months.

Lee completed at 9-under 275 and acquired into the playoff with Carlos Ortiz (65), Brendan Steele (70) and Louis Oosthuizen (70). Oosthuizen bogeyed the par-5 seventeenth to fall one behind, solely to birdie the 18th to affix the playoff.

Lee practically squandered a terrific likelihood to win on the primary playoff gap when he put his strategy 5 ft from the outlet on No. 18 on the primary further gap. He pushed it to the precise.

Ortiz was eradicated after the primary further gap when he went lengthy off the 18th inexperienced, chipped to six ft and missed the par putt.

Going again to the 18th gap, Lee once more appeared as if he wasted an excellent alternative when his strategy from the green missed the inexperienced to the precise, leaving him a tricky spot with the pin all the best way to the precise aspect of the inexperienced.

Oosthuizen and Steele each missed lengthy birdie putts. Lee selected to make use of putter, though he was some 10 ft off the inexperienced. He gave it a rap and it was going quick when it rattled towards the pin and disappeared for the winner.

“I have not received since 2015. I assumed profitable simply not my factor. At the moment has modified that,” stated Lee, who signed with LIV Golf in February when he was No. 267 on this planet.

His final victory was the Greenbrier Traditional, which not is a PGA Tour occasion however shall be a part of the LIV Golf schedule this 12 months.

“It is good to see I am able to enjoying good golf once more,” Lee stated.

Ortiz led the Fireballs to the group victory, profitable handily over the 4 Aces with Lee’s Ironheads group coming in third.

Charles Howell III, who received LIV Golf’s season opener at Mayakoba, had the lead after an excellent begin. However he took a triple bogey on the par-3 eighth, after which did not birdie the par-5 seventeenth. He shot a 72 and completed one shot out of the playoff.

Lee received $4 million from the $20 million purse for particular person play, which was roughly as a lot as he made the final 4 seasons mixed on the PGA Tour.

LIV Golf now takes per week off earlier than resuming at a brand new match in Orlando, Florida, the weekend earlier than the Masters.