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The owner of the disaster putt apologizes for causing offensive

Danny Lee regretted the unsportsmanlike closing in the penultimate round of major US Open on September 19.

“I apologized for the bad actions at the US Open last week. It was extremely unsportsmanlike and stupid and of course offended fans and sponsors,” Lee wrote on Twitter on September 22. “The tired mood and suffering from trauma for the whole week made me lose control. But I shouldn’t.”

“And I also want to apologize to the American Golf Association – USGA. Their organization is great, on and off the field. Now, I’ll have to take the time to reflect on that action. In the match, I will be a kinder, more athletic person,” added the Korean New Zealand golfer.

On September 19, Lee went green and was about to finish the third round of the major event held by the USGA at West Winged Foot Stadium, New York. At that time, his ball was 1.2 meters from the hole with a high probability of keeping par. But he deflected the ball and made the ball 1.5 meters beyond the crater.

In the next four putts, Lee lurched on goal and carelessly dribbled. After each shot, the ball is 1.8 – 1.8 – 2.1 – 1.2 meters from the hole in turn. On the sixth time, Lee finished work from 2.1 meters, at the quintuple-bogey point, five strokes more than the par hole. Lee later left the tournament because of wrist pain.

Watching the clip is to know the personality of a buffalo. Even the number one golfer in the world number two, they are always extremely cautious and serious in preparing their posture, swinging the stick. And Golf Digest likened Lee’s closing scene to a broken mouse beat.

Last PGA Tour season, Lee attended 22 events, finishing 45th FedEx Cup. You are ranked 112 in the world. Golfer was born in 1990 as a professional since 2009, only has a PGA Tour trophy, at Greenbrier Classic 2015. When he won US Amateur 2008 at the age of 18, Lee broke Tiger Woods’ record to become the youngest champion in this award history.

Take a look at the most anticipated golf tournaments in 2020

Recently, PGA Tour announced 49 tournaments in the 2019-2020 schedule. However, only big tournaments and famous golfers are attracted by many fans and look forward to every day, every hour to see the perfect shots of professional golfers.

Here is information about 4 major tournaments that are very interested in the golf community:

1. The Masters Tournament – Augusta National (April 9-12)

The Masters is a golf tournament that takes place every April. It is one of the four largest and most prestigious golf tournaments in the world. The Masters World Golf Tournament first took place in 1934 at the Augusta National Course in Georgia, where the tournament is still held.

With a total prize of up to 9 million USD this will certainly be the tournament with the highest prize and the most expected golfer of the year.

At the 84th Masters, Tiger Woods will return as defending champion with 5 Green Jackets. The question is whether he can catch the legendary Jack Niclaus with 6 champions at this difficult event. Convinced that with his explosions this year, 2020 will be a season to be expected.

2. PGA Championship (May 14-17)

PGA Championship 2020 will be the second time this major will take second place in the schedule of the PGA Tour. This is an annual tournament of the American Professional Golf Association and is held only in the United States. The prize of this tournament is up to 8 million USD of PGA Tour, European Tour and Japan Golf Tour.

To qualify for this tournament golfer must be in the ranking from 1 to 100 in the world golf rankings and golfers who have won PGA system in previous years will have the right to participate in the tournament next year. Especially, a champion golf world  PGA Championship are invited to compete in the next 5 years and are exempt from qualifying for a lifetime for this tournament.

The event will take place at TPC Harding Park golf course in San Francisco. This is the venue for 2 WGC events (2005, 2015), President Cup (2009) and 3 PGA Champions Tour Charles Schwab Championships (2010, 2011, 2013) and this year will be the first to host a major.

3. US Open (June 18-21)

The US Open world golf tournament is organized by the American golf association from June 18-21. This is the second of four major tournaments in the world golf village and also the official schedule of both European Tour and PGA Tour.

The US Open 2020 golf tournament will return with Winged Foot, Mamaroneck. This golf course was put into operation in June 1923. With this history, Winged Foot has had many times hosting big tournaments including: US Open 1929, PGA Championship 1997, 2 seasons US Women’s Opens, 4 USGA events, 2 US Amateurs seasons and 1 PGA season Tour Champions.

4. The British Open (July 16-19)

This is the oldest golf tournament in the four major majors of the first professional golf world held on 17/10/1860.

According to the announcement, The 149th The Open will take place at Royal St. George’s, Sandwich, Kent, England. The last time the tournament was held here was in 2011 when Darren Clarke won the Claret Jug and became the “Golfer of the year”.

Currently, The Open Championship has 156 leading professional golfers participating in the world together with amateur champions. The remaining opportunity to participate will be given to golfers both amateur and professional with outstanding achievements in qualifying.