Following a 5&4 formality over Drew Kittleson, Danny Lee lifted the U.S. Amatuer trophy at Pinehurst. In doing so, he may have culminated the most impressive performance in the tournament’s storied history, and that includes all of Tiger’s thrilling comebacks. Consider, for a second, that Lee was not only coming off a convincing win at the Western Amateur earlier this month, but that last week he competed on the PGA Tour at The Wyndham and finished T20. From there, it was off to Pinehurst and two days of stroke play among 315 contestants, followed by the 64-man match play. That’s over a dozen consecutive rounds of competitive play in as many days, and a nary a glitch or mental hiccup during any of them (though his shoulder gave out late this week; nothing some Advil couldn’t fix though).
Lee, by the way, will remain an amateur until next summer, in order to take advantage of the perks his newfound Amateur champion status entails.