Jul 11th, 2016
Danny Lee’s Greenbrier fundraiser
How much did he make for flood victims at Scottish Open?
Words: John Dean Photography: Getty Images
Kiwi Danny Danny Lee was meant to be defending his Greenbrier Classic title last week, but was unable to do so because of the devastating flooding. Now he’s been fund raising for the flood victims.
He is donating $500 for every birdie and $1,000 for every eagle he makes at the Scottish Open towards the relief effort in the area around the PGA Tour venue.
He made five birdies in his opening round of one-under-par, and a further six birdies in his second round. On moving day he added another three birdies, and completed his fourth round with a final three more, bringing his tally for the event to 17 birdies, but no eagles.
In total he raised $8,500 for the Greenbrier victims. Lee finished the Scottish Open tied third with Belgium Bomber Nicolas Colsaerts and a resurgent Matteo Manassero on 13 under, two shots off the winner Alex Noren, and a shot behind runner up Tyrrell Hatton.
It was also a very decent payday for Danny as he pocketed €215,065 for his efforts to set against his fund raising efforts.
Meanwhile Niki Colsaerts, Matteo Manasserro, Tyrrell Hatton and Richie Ramsey all secured the final places for the Open.