Danny Lee opts out of Tokyo Olympics


New Zealand golf player Danny Lee has chosen to avoid the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics this year to zero in on holding his PGA Tour card for next season, Golf New Zealand said on Monday. 

Lee, who completed 27th at the 2016 Rio Olympics, is presently 192nd in the PGA Tour rankings and requirements to complete inside the main 125 before the finish of August to hold his playing rights for next season. 

The South Korean-conceived 30-year-old has missed eight cuts in 16 occasions and gathered just two top 25 completes this season. He completed 21st at the Valspar Championship in Florida on Sunday. 

"After cautious idea and much thought, New Zealand's Danny Lee has settled on the extreme choice to make himself inaccessible for choice for the Tokyo Olympic Games," a Golf New Zealand articulation said. 

"While Danny was a lot of anticipating indeed addressing New Zealand and challenging for a decoration in Tokyo, he has settled on the hard choice to concentrate on holding his playing rights on the PGA Tour for the 2021/2022 season." 

Lee's choice methods Ryan Fox and Lydia Ko will be the lone New Zealand golf players in Tokyo for the July 23-Aug. 8 Games.

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