Danny Lee cites family reasons after Honda Classic withdrawal




New Zealand's Danny Lee has pulled out of the latest PGA Tour event late in his first round in Florida due to family reasons.

Lee was seven-over through 15 holes at the Honda Classic before walking off the Palm Beach Gardens course.

"I am sorry to withdraw from the Honda Classic due to personal, family reasons," Lee tweeted later.

"Thank you for respecting my privacy as I have no further comments at this time."

Kiwi No.2 Lee had opened his round with a birdie before a double bogey and a string of bogeys left him near the bottom of the field.

It continues a poor start to the season for the 27-year-old, who has missed the cut in six of his last seven starts.

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