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LEE Sung

COUNTRY: Korea (South)
DATE OF BIRTH : January 16, 1980
FAMILY : Single
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(1) 2004 Qualifying School, Malaysia

Lee, who was born deaf, bounced back in 2006 after a dismal year in 2005 which forced him to return to Qualifying School. Finished tied third in the GS Caltex Maekyung Open in Korea and seventh in the Bangkok Airways Open. Agonisingly missed a place in the British Open at qualifying in Singapore when he missed a three-foot par putt in regulation and was pipped for the third and final ticket by India’s Shiv Kapur, losing in the third hole of a play-off. Winner of 16 amateur events in Korea from 1990-1997. Moved to America after turning pro and featured on the Nationwide Tour from 2000 to 2003. After losing his card, he was encouraged by compatriot Choi Kyung-ju to switch his focus to Asia and subsequently won the Qualifying School in January, 2004. Led the Carlsberg Malaysian Open after round two before finishing tied eighth. Finished joint ninth at the Royal Challenge Indian Open and tied eighth in the SK Telecom Open on home soil as he finished 33rd on the Order of Merit. Subsequently struggled with his form in 2005 and finished outside the top-60. However regained his card at Qualifying School in Malaysia in January, 2006 by finishing third.

Born deaf. Communicates by lip-reading through his father, Lee Kang-kun. Played baseball when he was young but quit the game due to communication problem. Learned golf at the age of 16 through his father, who travels with him all the time. Lee senior is his only coach and models his swing after Fred Couples and Ernie Els. Was initially registered on Tour as Lee Sung-man but opted to shorten his name to Lee Sung in 2006.


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