Wobbly Danny Lee keeps PGA Tour season alive

MATT RICHENS
Last updated 09:07 25/08/2014
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MIXED DAY: Danny Lee plays a shot during the final round of The Barclays at The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey.

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Danny Lee has only narrowly kept his PGA Tour season alive in a round in which he dropped five shots in six holes.

Lee, playing the PGA Tour's opening playoff event, the $9.52m The Barclays tournament in New Jersey, started today's final round in a tie for 16th at five-under, four shots off the lead and was projected to leap into the Fedex Cup rankings' top 50.

The top 125 are playing this tournament, but only the top 100 get to play the next playoff event, next week's Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston.

Lee shot a two-over 73 and at the completion of his round was in a tie for 39th in the tournament and projected to fall to 97th in the FedEx Cup rankings.

He'd started the final round superbly and was within a shot of the lead after making birdies on the third, fourth and fifth holes following close approach shots.

But at the Ridgewood Country Club's ninth hole, things started to fall apart.

He missed the green at the 400m ninth and was unable to get up and down for par.

He three-putted the 10th for bogey, made two more bogeys on the 11th and 12th after missing the greens, made a par on the par-five 13th then dropped another shot with another three-putt on the 14th.

He stopped the rot by chipping in on the 15th, but bogeyed the 18th.

Fellow Kiwi Tim Wilkinson's season is over after he missed the third round cut at The Barclays.

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