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Danny Lee collects $1.1 million paycheck after strong finish to Mexico PGA event

Kiwi golfer Danny Lee has finished his impressive campaign at the latest PGA tournament in Mexico with another strong round, coming up just short of a second tour win.

Lee started the final round of the Mayakoba Classic tied for third and five shots behind leader Matt Kuchar but the 28-year-old closed in on the American with a six-under-par 65 to finish the event 21 under overall.

Lee's round featured seven birdies and a bogey.

"I didn't have any particular mindset today, I've been hitting it good all week and I knew if I just putt half decent I was going to have a chance or get very close."

"It was kind of a little bit windier than the last three rounds, but of you just keep hitting it straight off the tee you get a lot of birdie chances."

Unfortunately for the Kiwi, it was one shot behind Kuchar, who claimed his eighth PGA Tour title in the process.

Still, Lee collected NZ$1.1 million in prize money for his efforts.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 13:  Danny Lee of New Zealand plays his shot from the eighth tee during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 13, 2018 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Danny Lee of New Zealand plays his shot from the eighth tee during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship. Source: Associated Press


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