Despite not being able to defend his title at the Greenbrier Classic this weekend, Danny Lee is nonetheless making good on his promise to make a meaningful impact in West Virginia.
The New Zealander instead decided to play in the Scottish Open, where he is currently tied for eleventh after one round of play. Lee pledged to donate $500 for every birdie and $1,000 for every eagle scored at Castle Stuart to relief efforts in the flood-ravaged state.
“I wish I could be playing at the Greenbrier Classic this week to defend my title and spend time with the fans in West Virginia,” Lee said in a statement. “However, if I cannot be there to compete, I am happy that the Danny Lee Foundation can give back to the tournament and surrounding area by making a donation to the Neighbors Loving Neighbors initiative.”
The Greenbrier was cancelled after extreme flooding wreaked havoc on the lives and property of West Virginians.
So far, so good: Save for a double bogey on the 18th, Lee had five birdies in the first round, posting a one under par 71.
Lee joins the PGA Tour and fellow player Bubba Watson in donating money to residents of the flood-affected areas. Keep the birdies coming, Danny!