Danny Lee was planning on defending his Greenbrier Classic victory this week, but with the devastating flooding in West Virginia causing the event to be canceled, he decided to enter the European Tour's Scottish Open this week at Castle Stuart Golf Links.
Lee finds himself in T2 position going into the weekend after an immaculate 66 on Friday moved him to 7 under, one back of the leader Alex Noren. The Scottish Open offers something of a warmup for players the week prior to the British Open, especially for PGA Tour players not accustomed to links-style courses. Lee is not only getting great British Open preparation this week, but he's also doing something good for the folks in West Virginia.
For every birdie Lee makes this week at the Scottish Open, he is donating $500 to flood relief in West Virginia. Through the opening two rounds, Lee has made 11 birdies, bringing his total to $5,500 heading into the weekend. It's a terrific gesture from Lee to do something for the area around the Greenbrier, which was the site of his first PGA Tour win.
Lee's not the only PGA Tour player who made the trip to Castle Stuart this week. Phil Mickelson, who won the Scottish Open in 2013 at Castle Stuart, bounced back from a 76 on Thursday with a 69 on Friday to easily make the cut. Patrick Reed likewise rebounded from a rough Thursday 75 to shoot 70 and join Mickelson at 1 over in T49 going into the weekend.