Tokyo Olympics: Kiwi golfer Danny Lee skips Tokyo Games to concentrate on sealing PGA Tour spot

Kiwi golfer Danny Lee won't represent New Zealand at the Tokyo Olympics, instead concentrating on keeping his PGA Tour card.

Lee, 30, is currently ranked 192 in the world, but needs to move inside the top 125 by September to keep his PGA Tour card.

The Korean-born player represented New Zealand at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, finishing in a tie for 27th place.

Lee's decision leaves Ryan Fox as the only Kiwi in the men's field at the Tokyo Games, while Lydia Ko also intends to return, after winning a silver medal five years ago.

Golf NZ chief executive Dean Murphy tells RNZ that Lee has re-adjusted his sites for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

Lee has struggled so far on the PGA Tour this season, missing the cut eight times in his last 16 events.

His best finish is 21st place at both the Valspar Championship in Florida last weekend and CJ Cup at Las Vegas last October.