PGA Tour rookie D.H. Lee put himself in position to challenge for his first career victory entering the third round of the AT&T National at Congressional. The 26-year-old South Korean was only two shots off the lead in fourth place, but unraveled Saturday, finishing 4-over to drop to 20th and falling six strokes back.
Lee's frustrations boiled over on the 12th hole when his approach shot went long. Cameras then caught Lee as he turned towards the gallery and flashed an inappropriate gesture, perhaps at a heckler.
Apparently, that was the only way that Lee was making birdies on Saturday.
Later, Lee explained that the gesture wasn't meant for anyone but himself.
“I’m sorry for that,” he told reporters. “No, it was just for me. My ball. It was frustration. It wasn’t aimed at anyone.”
The final round at Congressional teed off at 8:30 Sunday morning.
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