11 Jan 2016

Lee slips in final round in Hawaii

6:04 pm on 11 January 2016

The world number Jordan Spieth brought his old form to the new year to easily win the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.

Spieth shot a closing round 6-under 67 for an eight-shot victory over fellow American and defending champion Patrick Reed.

Jordan Spieth, Texas, May, 2015.

World golf number one Jordan Spieth. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

He finished at 30-under par for the tournament joining Ernie Els as the only players in PGA tour history to finish a 72-hole event at 30 under or lower.

Els set his record of 31 under at Kapalua in 2003 with an eight-shot win.

Spieth's win is his seventh on the tour joining Tiger Woods as the only players to get that many at age 22 since complete records began in 1970.

New Zealand's Danny Lee finished tied for 15th, slipping back five places after this third round effort.

Danny Lee

Danny Lee. Photo: PGA

He carded a one under par 72 in his final round to finish at 14-under for the tournament.

A horror start to his final round led to New Zealand's Danny Lee slipping five places down the leaderboard to finish tied for 15th.

Lee had two bogeys and a triple bogey in his first four holes but eventually finished his final round with a one- under par 72, to leave him 14-under for the tournament.