Triple bogey puts heavy dent in Danny Lee's opening round at latest PGA tournament

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Danny Lee's PGA Tour season is threatening to end in a whimper after a slow start to the latest play-off tournament in Norton, Massachusetts.

Danny Lee swings an iron

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New Zealand No.1 Lee shares 75th place in a 96-strong field after the first round of the Dell Technologies Championship, the second of four events in the lucrative FedEx Cup elimination play-offs.

A triple-bogey on the par-four 13th hole ruined his round, leaving him with a four-over 75, which is nine shots shy of American leader Dustin Johnson.

Lee will need a big improvement at the TPC Boston course or it could be his last tournament of the season.

The 27-year-old needs to be ranked inside the top-70 on the points standings when the tournament concludes to advance to the third play-off event next week in Illinois.

He began the week ranked 62nd but, under current projections, will finish 72nd.

Lee closed out the regular season ranked 56th but his failure to make the cut at last week's opening play-off event in New York sent him six places backwards.

World No.1 Johnson won in New York in a play-off to take the top spot.

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