Kiwi golfer Danny Lee has failed to survive the cut at the latest PGA Tour play-off event in Massachusetts, ending his campaign.

The 27-year-old, reeling after a disastrous four-over 75 in the first round in Norton, could only manage a second-round three-over 74, four shots off the overall three-over cut-off.

The tournament - the Dell Technologies Championship - is the second of four events in the lucrative FedEx Cup elimination play-offs.

Lee needed to be ranked inside the top 70 on the points standings by the Championship's end to advance to next week's third play-off event in Illinois. He is now projected to finish 73rd.

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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. This week's performance has now put the nail in his coffin.

South Korean-born Lee started strongly enough on Saturday, hitting two birdies and reaching as high as one-under par by the 10th hole.

But he subsequently collapsed at the home stretch, hitting a pair of bogeys and a double bogey on the 15th hole to end his Tour campaign with a whimper.

Spanish golfer Jon Rahm currently leads the standings with an overall nine-under par, while American world No 1 Dustin Johnson, who won in New York in a play-off, is 15th, five shots back at four-under par.

Lee, now based in Texas, is New Zealand's highest-ranked male golfer.