Biography

About Lee Williams

Born on December 27, 1981 in Alexander City, Alabama, Lee Williams is an accomplished professional golfer on the PGA Tour. Lee got his start in golf when his dad cut down one of his clubs for Lee to use. Williams says, “When I entered college as a collegiate golfer, I set my mind on being a professional golfer.” With a great love for golf, Williams has put that passion into practice in his professional career. Before turning pro, Lee already had an outstanding resume. He was a two-time Walker Club Team Member in 2003 and 2005, World Amateur Team Member in 2004, three-time All-American, two-time Academic All-American, runner-up in the 2003 NCAA Championship, and a semi-finalist in the 2003 US Amateur.

Since turning pro in 2005, Williams has constantly been creating memorable golf moments. Some of Lee’s “clinching moments” happened during Q-School in 2011. Going into the back nine on the final round of Second Stage, Lee knew he needed to shoot 4-under to advance. Williams went on a birdie streak and ended up advancing to Final Stage by two strokes. During the subsequent Q-School Finals, Lee birdied two of the final four holes to acquire full Web.com Tour status for the 2012 season.

In 2012, Williams took full advantage of his exempt status on the Web.com Tour. Lee was in the top-20 in nine different statistical categories, recorded four top-10s, secured his first Web.com Tour title at the Mexico Open, and earned his first trip to the PGA Tour by finishing inside the Top 25 on the Web.Com Tour season ending money list.

During Lee’s rookie year on the PGA Tour, he gained invaluable experience and learned what it takes to be successful at the highest level of professional golf. Williams was given the opportunity to retain his PGA Tour status for 2014 through the Web.com Tour Finals. It came down to the final hole of the final round during the final tournament before Lee’s fate was decided. Williams drained an unbelievable 55-foot birdie putt, earning him just enough money during the four tournament playoff system to preserve his PGA Tour card for the 2014 season.

When Lee is not making a name for himself on the golf course, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Emily, and their Doberman, Riley Ann.