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Danny Lee: 'The next Tiger Woods' is on deck

February 22, 2009

New Zealand amateur Danny Lee, 18, won the Johnnie Walker Classic in Perth, Australia, an impressive victory against a quality field. It also was a portent of a future that seems to have few limits and won't be hindered by self doubt.

"I can't compare to Tiger because he's the greatest player in the world, obviously," Lee said following his victory. "All I want to do is just break what he's done... (and be) the next Tiger Woods.

"Obviously I can't win three U.S. Amateurs in a row but I'll try to break his records on the PGA Tour."

-- John Strege