Danny Lee becomes the youngest U.S. Amateur champion in history of golf as he beat Drew Kittleson in style 5 and 4. He also becomes the very first Korean-born golfer to win the U.S. Amateur. That means Danny Lee is also the very first pure-breed Asian Asian person to win the U.S. Amateur.
UPDATE: Oops, Danny Lee ISN’t the very first Asian person. Actually Tiger Woods is the very first Asian. BTW, Tiger isn’t really black at all, he’s more Thai than anything else.
With Korean ladies taking over the leaderboard in LPGA, Danny Lee is also another one of those players starting the act of taking the PGA Tour along with the young PGA star, Anthony Kim.
Pinehurst, N.C. — Danny Lee became the U.S. Amateur’s youngest champion, supplanting Tiger Woods by holding off Drew Kittleson 5 and 4.
Lee, 18 years and one month old, frittered away most of a six-hole lead before regaining control with consecutive birdies midway through his second trip around Pinehurst’s No. 2 course. He capped his 11th consecutive day of competitive golf by sinking a 30-foot birdie putt on the 14th.
Lee is six months and 29 days younger than Woods was when he won the first of his three Amateurs in 1994.
The victory gives Lee exemptions into the U.S. and British opens, a probable invitation to The Masters and a 10-year exemption into the U.S. Amateur as long as he remains an amateur.