3 Jun 2016

Lee third in Ohio

9:28 am on 3 June 2016

A birdie blitz on the back nine has rocketed Danny Lee into a share of third at the latest PGA Tour event in Ohio.

Danny Lee during the 2nd round of the Masters, 2016.

Danny Lee Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The New Zealand number one shot a six under 66 in the first round at the Memorial Tournament at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

Lee had a relatively quiet front nine, mixing six pars with a birdie and a bogey before he holed out for eagle from 80 metres on the par five seventh.

The 25-year-old really found his range after the turn, making four birdies along with five pars.

American Dustin Johnson is the outright leader at eight under, compatriot Brandon Steele is a shot back.