Golf: Footage of Danny Lee's US Open meltdown released after 18th green disaster

Footage has emerged of Kiwi golfer Danny Lee's meltdown at the US Open at Winged Foot, before he quit the Major, citing a wrist injury. 

Lee, 30, completely lost the plot on the 18th green during Sunday's (NZ time) third round, as he recorded a quintuple bogey nine - five shots over par - to finish his round with an eight-over 78 round and sit 13 over for the tournament.

Overall, Lee took six putts before sinking the ball into the hole. 

Lee decided to throw in the towel, although he wasn't the only golfer to struggle during the tournament. 

Initially, no footage was available of the incident, but during Monday's TV coverage of the final round, Lee's disastrous final hole was shown.

Danny Lee.
Danny Lee. Photo credit: Getty

According to, the number of putts Lee had initially taken was unclear to his caddie, his playing partners, the walking scorer and Lee himself. 

Lee will be paid out last-place money, approximately US$25,000 (NZ$36,000). 

Had he made that initial par putt, he'd have started the final day tied for 34th, a slot that pays out US$68,000 (NZ$100,000).