Danny Lee, from New Zealand wins The Greenbrier Classic at Old White TPC in a play-off at West Virginia.
Danny shot a final round -3 under par 67, to get into a four-way play-off for The Greenbrier Classic title, at -13 under par. He won on the second extra hole with a par on the par five 17th.
Robert Streb and Kevin Kisner were eliminated on the first extra hole, which left Danny and David Hearn to fight it out on the par five 17th.
Danny spoke about the motions involved in winning, and getting into St Andrews;
“I was just trying to calm down, I was so nervous. My head was blank and I was just trying to breathe.”
“As soon as I stand on the 18th tee box, first playoff hole, I felt ready.”
“I felt like I could really win this thing.”
“The reason I played so many events was I was really trying to make it into the Presidents Cup this year.”
“It’s back in Korea. That’s where I’m born. I kind of feel like I was playing good but not good enough to win a golf tournament, but this week for some reason I just felt right.”
“It’s my fourth time playing here, and I liked it every single year. Only one wish I had was if I had a girlfriend, it wouldn’t be as lonely in the room.”
“I always wanted to play there, I cannot wait.”
David was proud of the effort he put in trying to win this event, but was also happy to have qualified for St Andrews;
“Real proud of the way I made the putt to extend the playoff and continued to give myself a chance.”
“Just didn’t go my way on that 17th hole. I hit a bad tee shot. That was probably the only bad tee shot I hit all day.”
“I’ve just got to keep giving myself chances like this, and it’s going to happen soon.”
Kevin hit the same club in the play-off at the 18th, it just did not come off the same;
“I thought it was good in the air, probably just a little pumped up. But I was glad to be in that situation.”