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9.03.2008

danny lee becomes youngest u.s. amateur champion ever

Last week in North Carolina, 18-year-old golfer Danny Lee of New Zealand became the youngest U.S. Amateur Champion ever, supplanting Tiger Woods and beating Drew Kittleson in style 5 and 4: Lee supplants Tiger as youngest US Amateur champ.

At 18 years and month, Lee is six months and 29 days younger than Woods was when he wont the first of his three Amateurs in 1994. That's one for the record books. The kid's got a bright future ahead of him. I imagine it's only a matter of time before we see him matched up against Woods himself.

When a USGA official told Lee that he's likely going to be paired with Woods for the first two rounds at next year's U.S. Open, he replied, laughing, "Wow. I'm going to beat him." Don't get too cocky, kid. More here: Lee's Feat Uncanny.