Top Five finish for Lee in The Honda Classic
Lee is now at Palm Beach in Florida for the Honda Classic at the PGA National (Champion). He last played this event in 2015, when he finished T32nd. His best finish so far, was 4th in 2012.
He had a 12.45 tee-time with Scott Stallings and Jamie Lovemark from the 1st, closing with a birdie at 18 to finish 3-under par to end the opening round in T3rd place.
" I just played really well. I've been working on my swing. I'm working with Robert Rock on that, and it's started to feel more solid. It was really good today in the wind. We've been working on being able to control my ball flight well. I drove it great, hit a lot of fairways. Just kept hitting it to -- it seemed like I kept hitting it to between 20 and 30 feet, which was around where I had to just be patient and just keep picking up the odd shot when I hit it a little bit closer. Yeah, it was a solid round and a lot of patience involved".
An earlier start on a "chilly" Friday morning lead to a 1-under 69 which earned him a tie for 2nd place on 4-under par, just one shot adrift of leader Brendan Steele.
Lee had a 1.35 tee-time with Luke Donald on Saturday and was 1-over (71) for the round. He is currently T3rd. two strokes behind leader, Tommy Fleetwood.
He and Luke had a 1.35 (6.35GMT) tee-time for the final round. Lee carded a final 70 which left him 3-under par and in T5th place.
Sungjae Im won the event on 6-under par