PGA Tour

Kiwi Lee grabs Presidents Cup berth

2015-09-08 12:22
Danny Lee (AP)

Cape Town - New Zealander Danny Lee scraped into the International team for the Presidents Cup despite a poor final round at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday.

Lee shot a closing 77 at TPC Boston to finish equal 33rd in the final PGA Tour event before the 10 automatic International qualifiers were locked in based on the latest world ranking.

Now it is up to International team captain Nick Price and his American counterpart, Jay Haas, to make their two wildcard selections on Tuesday to round out their line-ups for the biennial event, to be held at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon City, South Korea, October 8-11.

Unless Price picks a South Korean, the event will take place without a player from the host nation, although Lee was born in the country before his family moved to New Zealand when he was eight.

Bill Haas was not among the automatic American qualifiers, finishing 11th in the standings, and must now rely on a pick by his father to get on the plane for Korea.

"I'm disappointed," Bill Haas said after finishing tied for 60th at the Deutsche Bank.

"We all want to make that team. The way to do it, without relying on being a pick, is to earn your way. Unfortunately, I've fallen short. But I grinded hard this week and maybe my scores didn't show it.

"It would be amazing to play for my Dad because it's something we all talk about, making the Presidents Cup team or the Ryder Cup team. I wish I could make it less awkward, but I think it would be a great story to be the pick."

The American team automatic qualifiers:

Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Jimmy Walker, Zach Johnson, Jim Furyk, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar, Chris Kirk.

The International automatic qualifiers:

Jason Day, Adam Scott, Marc Leishman (Australia), Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace, Charl Schwartzel (South Africa), Hideki Matsuyama (Japan), Anirban Lahiri (India), Thongchai Jaidee (Thailand), Danny Lee (New Zealand).

Read more on:    presidents cup  |  golf

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Who will win the 2016 edition of the Ryder Cup?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.