24 Feb 2009

Lee rockets up world rankings

6:03 am on 24 February 2009

Danny Lee has rocketed up the world golf rankings after his sensational Johnnie Walker Classic victory on Sunday in Perth.

The 18 year old world number one amateur has climbed well inside the top 200 at number 159, making him the third highest New Zealander in the rankings behind David Smail who's at 93, and Mark Brown who's 121st.

Meanwhile, with Tiger Woods returning on Thursday after 8 months away from the PGA tour, he still has a handy lead as world number one over Sergio Garcia.