Danny Lee has recorded one of his best results on the PGA Tour since his victory at the Greenbrier Classic in 2015 to finish outright second on the PGA Tour's Mayakoba Classic in Mexico this morning.

He fell just one shot short of America’s Matt Kuchar who records his eighth PGA Tour victory and his first in four long years.

Lee started the final round a whopping five shots adrift of Kuchar and looked to be out of contention before finding a spark to shoot a round of six-under 65 to close within one shot through 16 holes.

Kuchar’s back-to-back bogeys on 14 and 15 helped the Kiwi return to the conversation, but Lee was unable to sink either of his difficult birdie chances on both 17 and 18 at the end of an exciting day.

Kuchar left himself a nervous four foot putt to finish which he nailed with class to return to the winners circle with his family watching greenside.

Lee, who was ranked 134th in the world entering the championship finished with seven birdies for the day with four on the front nine and three birdies and a bogey coming home. He finished two shots clear of third-placed American pair J J Spaun and Richy Werenski.

The result lifts Lee into the PGA Tour’s top 10 for the new season points race, with this second place and a tied 10th in the books. With this he also takes home a casual $1,152,442 NZD for his efforts.
 
Article courtesy of George Harper NZ Golf Media