Lee claims playoff win at LIV Golf Tucson

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Danny Lee bushed Carlos Ortiz, Brendan Steele and Louis Oosthuizen connected the 2nd spread of a playoff to triumph LIV Golf Tucson; it is the New Zealander's archetypal triumph since July 2015; Lee: "I thought winning was conscionable not my thing. Today has changed that."

Last Updated: 20/03/23 6:34am

Danny Lee celebrates aft  sinking the winning putt

Danny Lee celebrates aft sinking the winning putt

Danny Lee birdied his last 2 holes for a final-round 69 earlier winning LIV Golf Tucson connected the 2nd spread of a four-man playoff by making a 25-foot birdie putt from disconnected the 18th greenish for his archetypal triumph successful astir 8 years.

It was the 2nd playoff successful LIV Golf since the Saudi-funded bid began past year.

Lee finished connected 9 nether and got into the playoff with Carlos Ortiz (65), Brendan Steele (70) and Louis Oosthuizen (70). Oosthuizen bogeyed the par-five 17th to autumn 1 behind, lone to birdie the 18th to articulation the playoff.

Ortiz was eliminated aft the archetypal other spread erstwhile helium went agelong disconnected the 18th green, chipped to six feet and missed the par putt.

Going backmost to the 18th hole, Lee looked arsenic though helium had wasted a bully accidental erstwhile his attack from the fairway missed the greenish to the right, leaving him successful a pugnacious spot with the pin each the mode to the close broadside of the green.

After Oosthuizen and Steele some missed agelong birdie putts, Lee chose to usage his putter, adjacent though helium was immoderate 10 feet disconnected the green. He gave it a rap and it was going accelerated erstwhile it rattled against the pin and disappeared for the winner.

"I haven't won since 2015. I thought winning was conscionable not my thing. Today has changed that," said Lee, who signed with LIV Golf successful February erstwhile helium was No 267 successful the world.

It is Lee's archetypal  triumph   since 2015

It is Lee's archetypal triumph since 2015

His past triumph was the Greenbrier Classic, which nary longer is simply a PGA Tour lawsuit but volition beryllium portion of the LIV Golf docket this year.

"It's bully to spot I'm susceptible of playing bully play again," Lee said.

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Ortiz led the Fireballs to the squad victory, beating the 4 Aces with Lee's Ironheads squad coming successful third.

Charles Howell III, who won LIV Golf's play opener astatine Mayakoba, had the pb aft a bully start. But helium took a triple bogey connected the par-three eighth, and past failed to birdie the par-five 17th. He changeable a 72 and finished 1 changeable disconnected the playoff.

Lee won $4m [£3.28m] from the $20m [£16.41m] purse for idiosyncratic play, which was astir arsenic overmuch arsenic helium made successful his past 4 seasons combined connected the PGA Tour.

LIV Golf present takes a week disconnected earlier resuming astatine a caller tourney successful Orlando connected the play earlier the Masters.

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