We knew there was something we forgot to do this afternoon before we went out - we forgot to flick the MySky on to see how Danny Lee fared in the European PGA Tour's Johnnie Walker Classic at Perth. So how did he do? Very well, very well indeed!
He won the tournament by one shot, in the process becoming the youngest player ever to win on the European Tour. Because he is retaining his amateur status until after the US Masters in April, he didn't earn a single cent today - something that will delight the rest of the field, as the $A460,000 prize money he would have won will be redistributed! However, he does earn a two-year exemption onto the European, Asian and Australasian Tours - absolute manna from heaven for a fledgling pro.
Danny Lee is a class act. He has the world of golf at his feet, and the equipment and apparel sponsors will be waving their chequebooks at him. And of course, he's now officially a Kiwi, having been granted NZ citizenship late last year.
Suddenly, we're pretty darned excited about the future onf New Zealand golf!