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Lee's focus switches from Rio to Wyndham

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 16/08/2016

After "one of the best weeks" of his life representing New Zealand at the Olympic Games, Danny Lee will switch his focus back to the PGA Tour this week.

Lee will line up at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, starting on Thursday (Friday NZT).

The New Zealand No.1 will be joined in the field by fellow Olympians - Canadian duo Graham DeLaet and David Hearn, American pair Patrick Reed and Rickie Fowler and Spain's Rafa Cabrera Bello - as well as Kiwi compatriot Tim Wilkinson.

Lee made his PGA Tour debut at the Wyndham Championship in 2008 as the US Amateur champion.

This year's tournament will be the world No.45's fifth Wyndham appearance.

Jim Furyk, making his first start since his historic round of 58 at the Travellers Championship and new PGA Championship king Jimmy Walker headline the line-up.

The tournament will be the final chance for several players, including Wilkinson, to get themselves inside the FedEx Cup's top 125, which will guarantee them a tour card for next year and a place at next week's first FedEx Cup play-off tournament The Barclays.

Wilkinson is ranked 139th heading into the tournament at Sedgefield Country Club.

Others in the "bubble" include David Toms, Seung Yul-Noh, Matt Jones, Scott Stallings, Kyle Stanley and Nick Taylor.

Wyndham will also be one of the last chances American golfers have to impress Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III who will start pulling his team together to take on Europe after the Barclays (August 23-28).

The top eight-ranked US players after the Barclays will be automatic selections for the Ryder Cup, which will take place at Hazeltine National Golf Club between September 27 and October 2. Love will also have four captain's picks.

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