It's been a bit quiet with golf news from our Kiwi Sports Owl, however the owl has popped up with news of some fine performances from Danny Lee and Tim Wilkinson. Both rolled up to Charlotte, North Carolina to take part in the Wells Fargo Championship event and they both finished inside the top-20.
Lee finished tied for 9th on -5 after shooting rounds of 72, 71, 73 and 67.
Wilkinson finished tied for 11th, a shot behind Lee after shooting rounds of 68, 73, 70 and 73.
After a strong Masters, Lee had fallen off a little bit and that's where the best golfers like Lydia Ko for example, stand out above the pack. Consistently finishing inside the top-10 isn't easy and Lee followed up his 2016 Masters' missing the cut at the RBC Heritage and tied-58th at the Zurich Classic Of New Orleans.
Clearly Lee can hang with the PGA's best, he's just got to do it time and time again.
I've slept on Wilkinson, so I'm sorry Tim. After not playing in the Masters, Wilkinson also played in New Orleans last week where he finished tied-64th.
Wilkinson has made four successive cuts, so he looks to be enjoying some consistency. Prior to those four successive cuts, Wilkinson missed two cuts back to back.
Lee is ranked 67th in the FedEx Cup, Wilkinson is ranked 134th.
Lee has 4 top-25 finishes and 2 top-10 finishes this year.
Wilkinson has 2 top-25 finishes this year.
Lee is ranked 144th in driving distance (284.5m), Wilkinson is ranked 188th (277.1m).
Lee is ranked 39th in average birdies (3.82 per-round), Wilkinson is ranked 61st (3.7).
Lee is ranked 90th in scoring average (71.169), Wilkinson is ranked 73rd (71).
Next up for Lee is the Players Championship, starting overnight Thursday. Wilkinson isn't included in that field.