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The Loop

Danny Lee, IMG and $10 million

April 14, 2009

New Zealand's Danny Lee, 18, has turned professional, as expected, and has signed with IMG in a deal reportedly worth $10 million, according to the New Zealand Herald.

Lee, who missed the cut in the Masters, will make his professional debut in the Zurich Classic in New Orleans next week.

"With Danny's [Korean] heritage and his New Zealand background, he will become a global player and the global resources we have will hopefully help him along the way," David Rollo, vice president IMG Australia, told the newspaper.

-- John Strege