Danny Lee to head to the GC for Australian PGA Championship

The highest ranked New Zealand golfer, Danny Lee is on his way to the Gold Coast for the Australian PGA Championship next month.

It’s the first time the world number 62 has competed in the event.

Lee grew up playing golf across the Tasman in New Zealand and made a huge debut onto the world stage when he won the 2009 Johnnie Walker Classic as an amateur.


Since then Lee’s career has gone from strength-to-strength highlighted by a win on the PGA Tour in 2015 which lead to him representing the International Team at The Presidents Cup and New Zealand at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

“I am excited to play my first Australian PGA Championship. I have heard lots of great things about the tournament and am happy to be able to experience it myself for the first time,” said Lee.

“2016 has been an incredible year playing at the Olympics and I am looking forward to finishing my season on the Gold Coast.”

Before teeing it up in Queensland, Lee will tee off today at the World Cup of Golf where he will team up with Ryan Fox to chase glory for New Zealand.

Fox, who has been a regular at the Australian PGA Championship recording a best of finish at T11 at RACV Royal Pines Resort in 2014 will join Lee on the Gold Coast.

“It’s pretty great that the Australian PGA Championship will be my first European Tour event since gaining my card,” said Fox.

“I know the Royal Pines layout well, I always enjoy playing in Australia, it is where I started my career, so I am hoping it turns out to be a successful week for me.”

“Plus having Danny there is going to make sure it’s a fun week. We are good mates and he has a good sense of humour. I think he is going to love the Gold Coast, the Aussie crowds and the festival feel of the Australian PGA Championship.”

Lee and Fox join local superstar Adam Scott and fellow Australians Marc Leishman, Scott Hend, Marcus Fraser, American Harold Varner III  and Englishman Ian Poulter  at RACV Royal Pines Resort from 1-4 December for the Australian PGA Championship.