New Zealand’s Danny Lee (13-under) broke through for his maiden PGA Tour title Sunday beating three others in a playoff to capture The Greenbrier Classic.
Lee, a 100-to-1 long shot betting to start the week at www.ladbrokes.com, hung around the first page of the leader board throughout the week at The Old White TPC in West Virginia. The 24-year-old, who was born in Korea and raised in New Zealand, sealed the deal on the second playoff hole when David Hearn made bogey-6 in a slight rain.
Lee jumped up the Official World Golf Rankings with triumph from 158th to 78th. Kevin Kisner and Robert Streb both made the playoff but failed to advance past the first playoff hole. For Kisner, it marked his third playoff loss this season.
The Top 15 in the world remained unchanged for the week headed by Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson and Jim Furyk.
Bernd Wiesberger shot 6-under-65 to finish 13-under overall at the Open de France and win his third career European Tour title.
Wiesberger, a 33-1 selection to begin the week, moved to 23rd in the world rankings — a career best. James Morrison was runner-up, while Martin Kaymer logged a 4th-place finish. Branden Steele, Francesco Molinari and Thongchai Jaidee nabbed Top 10 finishes.
Other Golf News:
- McIlroy will miss some time on the course after tearing a left ankle ligament playing soccer over the weekend. Rory posted Instagram photos of him wearing a medical boot. Rory was one of the favorites heading into the 144th Open Championship at the Old Course at St. Andrews. His status will remain questionable until the week of the Open.
- Rafael Cabrera-Bello went out in 40 Sunday at the Open de France, but closed with a 29 finish in solo 5th place. The effort earned the 31-year-old a spot at the Open Championship.
- The United States Golf Association hosts the U.S. Women’s Open this week at Landcaster Country Club in Pennsylvania.
- Tiger Woods (T-32 at the Greenbrier) shot a bogey-free final round at The Old White TPC — his first bogey-free round in more than 50 consecutive rounds. Woods heads to St. Andrews as a former two-time past champion from 2000 and 2005.