U.S. Open WD: 2007
Height 1.78 m
Masters Tournament DNP
Former tours Web.com Tour
|Professional wins 1|
Name Richard Lee
Asian tour wins 1
Turned professional 2007
The Open Championship DNP
Weight 82 kg
|Born October 29, 1990 (age 32) Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1990-10-29) |
Residence Chandler, Arizona, United States
Current tours Asian Tour, OneAsia
Solaire open rd 4 video interview richard t lee
Richard T. Lee (born October 29, 1990) is a Canadian professional golfer who plays on the Asian Tour. He played in the 2007 U.S. Open at the age of sixteen. Born in Toronto, Canada, he is now a resident of Chandler, Arizona. His father Jeff played professional tournament golf in South Korea and is now a teaching professional.
- Solaire open rd 4 video interview richard t lee
- Amateur career
- Professional career
- Asian Tour wins 2
In 2006, at the age of 15, Lee was the runner-up to Philip Francis at the U.S. Junior Amateur. The result gave him an exemption to sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open the following year. Lee finished as runner-up at his qualifier to earn entry to the 2007 U.S. Open, becoming the second youngest golfer in the 107 year history of the tournament. However, he did not finish the tournament as he injured his wrist in the second round. He finished at +20, and turned professional at the conclusion of the tournament.
Lee played on the Nationwide Tour in 2011, but could not retain his card. In 2013, he finished runner-up at qualifying school for both the Asian Tour and the OneAsia Tour, signalling his intention to play full-time on that continent. In March 2014, Lee won for the first time as a professional on the Asian Tour at the Solaire Open with a one shot victory. In September 2017 he had his second win on the Asian Tour, the Shinhan Donghae Open, an event co-sanctioned with the Korean Tour. A final round 66 gave him a one stroke victory over Gavin Green.
Asian Tour wins (2)
^Co-sanctioned with the Korean Tour