Danny Lee Takes Over Europe Too

Sunday, February 22, 2009

After becoming the youngest person to win golf's U.S. Amateur Championship last year, apparently 18 year-old Lee decided he needed to take over Europe as well:

Lee doesn't get any money - he's still an amateur - but he does get the distinction of being the youngest-ever winner on the European Tour. Lee is 18 years and 213 days old. The previous youngest winner in Euro Tour history was Dale Hayes, who claimed the 1971 Spanish Open at 18 years and 290 days. Lee also is the second amateur in Euro Tour history to win a tournament, joining Pablo Martin who won in 2007.

Lee is originally from South Korea, but his family moved to New Zealand when he was eight and Lee plays as a Kiwi.