Golf: Danny Lee makes solid start to PGA Championship

Danny Lee. Photo / AP
Danny Lee. Photo / AP

Kiwi golfer Danny Lee has gone birdie-birdie on the final two holes to complete a solid first round at the PGA Championship.

Lee shot a one-under 69 at the Baltusrol course to sit in a share of 19th place, four shots behind American leader Jimmy Walker. Lee was one-over through the opening nine after a bogey at the par three fourth before moving back to even-par with a birdie at the 10th.

He dropped a further shot at the par three sixteenth hole before birdies at the last two holes, the only par fives of the course.

Lee is making just his second appearance at the PGA Championship following a 43rd placed finish at Whistling Straits last year.

Walker holds a one-shot lead over Emiliano Grillo (Argentina), Ross Fisher (England) and Martin Kaymer (Germany).

Defending champion Jason Day shot a two-under 68 while Jordan Spieth is two shots further back following an even par 70. Previous winner Rory McIlroy (four-over) is some way off the pace.

- NZ Herald

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