• Sung LEE

    KOR

    • Date of birth Jan 16, 1980
    • Turned Pro 2000
    • Residence Seoul
    • Family Single

Biography

Lee was born deaf but in 2010 he had an implant surgically put into his right ear to help him hear. Prior to that, he communicated by lip-reading through his father, Lee Kang-kun or brother Lee Sung-joo. Played baseball when he was young but quit the game due to problems in communicating with his teammates. Learned golf at the age of 16 through his father. Lee senior is his only coach and models his swing after Fred Couples and Ernie Els. Was initially registered on Tour as Lee Sung-man but opted to shorten his name to Lee Sung in 2006.

Career Highlights

  1. Lee is one of the most inspiring stories on the Asian Tour as he continues to live his dream of being a professional golfer despite being born deaf
  2. Secured his lone victory at the 2007 Bangkok Airways Open in Thailand, leading from start to finish
  3. Lee also came close at the 2009 Hero Honda Indian Open but lost in a play-off to India’s C
  4. Muniyappa
  5. He also finished tied fifth in the 2007 BMW Asian Open in Shanghai and impressed final round playing partner Ernie Els, who said: “It's amazing
  6. So much that we do comes from feeling and sound
  7. A good golf shot sounds good and when you hit a good putt, it comes from good sound
  8. It must be very difficult for him doing what he is doing and he's doing unbelievable.” Won the Driving Distance category in 2014 and 2015.

Asian Tour Victories

  1. Asian Tour victory: (1)
  2. 2007 Bangkok Airways Open

Other wins

  1. Other win: (1)
  2. 2004 Asian Tour Qualifying School, Malaysia
 

Tournament Results

Tournament Pos R1 R2 R3 R4 Score TO PAR Earnings
AB Bank Bangladesh Open MC 72 74 - - 146 4 -
Thailand Open MC 70 71 - - 141 1 -
Queen's Cup presented by Bangchak MC 68 77 - - 145 3 -
Bank BRI Indonesia Open MC 76 70 - - 146 2 -
TAKE Solutions Masters MC 71 75 - - 146 4 -

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