10 Aug 2015

Lee continues run of good form

11:39 am on 10 August 2015

New Zealand golfer Danny Lee has finished in a tie for sixth at the World Golf Championship's Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.

The New Zealand golfer Danny Lee.

The New Zealand golfer Danny Lee. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Lee fired a final round two under par 68 to finish at five under for the tournament, six shots behind the winner, Irishman Shane Lowry.

It was his seventh top-10 finish of the season and he picked up $330,000 in prize money.

The 25-year-old now flies to Wisconsin for the final major of the year - the 2015 PGA Championship at Whisling Straits Golf Club.

Lowry clinched his first PGA Tour victory by two strokes, helped by sensational recovery shots at the 10th and 18th that both led to birdies.

Two off the pace heading into the final round at Firestone Country Club, Lowry overhauled third-round leaders Jim Furyk and Justin Rose, and held off a charging Bubba Watson with a closing four-under-par 66 in overcast conditions.

The bearded Irishman, ranked 48th in the world, registered four birdies and several clutch par saves in a flawless display on a tree-lined layout where danger lurked at every corner to post an 11-under total of 269.

American left-hander Watson, bidding for his third PGA Tour victory this season, also signed off with a 66 to secure second place in an elite field of 77 players at the World Golf Championships event.

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