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Lee in search of form at PGA Championship

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 27/07/2016
Danny Lee © Getty Images Danny Lee

Kiwi No.1 Danny Lee will be after an Olympic-sized boost in form when he contests the year's final golf major in New Jersey.

A US PGA Tour season which began with some promise has stalled in recent times for Lee, who has two weeks to find his touch ahead of the men's Olympic tournament, when he will tee off alongside compatriot Ryan Fox.

The world No.41 also takes a poor record at majors into the 98th PGA Championship, played at the brutishly long Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield.

His share of 43rd in his maiden appearance last year is his second-best result in seven major bids.

He held a share of third after the opening round in Wisconsin a year ago, sitting two shots off the lead before falling away.

He finished third at the Scottish Open in the week before the British Open butmisse dhte cut at Royal Troon.

Lee has been solid overall this season, ranked 60th in the Tour's points standings with earnings of nearly $NZ2 million. He has made the cut in 20 of 24 tournaments but has only notched two top-10 finishes.

He was fourth at the Phoenix Open in February and ninth at the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina in May but since then has finished no better than 18th.

Lee has an afternoon tee time for Thursday's opening round, partnering American world No.17 Matt Kuchar and English former world No.1 Luke Donald.

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