Danny Lee in PGA Tour title combine after climbing to second at Bermuda Championship

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Danny Lee is in the running for a second career title on the US PGA Tour and goes into the finals of the Bermuda Championship in second.

After a pair of 67s, the Kiwi did even better with a five-under-65 in his third round on Sunday (NZ time) to move from a draw to fourth place and remained three strokes behind Canadian Taylor Pendrith with 14 under .

Ironically, Lee hadn’t kept his card for the 2021-22 season, but a medical exception that allowed him 10 starts on the tour led him to make the most of his chance.

Danny Lee is in second place in the Bermuda Championship and is chasing a second career title on the US PGA Tour.

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Danny Lee is in second place in the Bermuda Championship and is chasing a second career title on the US PGA Tour.

After the 31-year-old, whose only Tour victory came back in 2015, missed the cut at the season opening tournament – the Fortinet Championship in California six weeks ago – the 31-year-old has now made himself felt in a weakened field in Bermuda.

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Lee started the moving day on the eight-sub and enjoyed a front nine, collecting punches on holes two, five, six and seven.

He then got off to a great start in his last nine. On the 10th he pulled a wedge just inches from the fairway before tapping into a share of the lead, then on the 11th he made consecutive birdies.

After taking the back-to-back bogey shakes at 13 and 14, he recovered brilliantly with a masterfully executed second shot from a tricky angle that got him birdie at 15, then almost at par-four 17 in his third shot over the slope before rolling in his eighth birdie of the day.

Like Lee, Pendrith – chasing his first Tour title – shot 65 to keep his three-shot lead at 17, while Australian Lucas Herbert did the same and is now one shot behind the Kiwi.