Born on December 27, 1981 in Alexander City, Alabama, Lee Williams is an accomplished professional golfer on the Web.com Tour. Lee got his start in golf when his dad cut down one of his clubs for him to use. He 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, Williams was a two-time Walker Club Team Member in 2003 and 2005, a World Amateur Team Member in 2004, a three-time All-American, two-time Academic All-American, a runner up in the 2003 NCAA DI Championship, and a semi-finalist in the 2003 US Amateur.
Turning pro at a 2005 New England Golf Tour event, Williams has been creating memorable golf moments ever since. Some of his definitive “clinching moments” happened in Q-School in 2011. Going into the final round, he was a few strokes outside the number needed to advance to the final stage. He knew he needed 4 under on the back nine to advance. He ended up making it by two shots. During the subsequent Finals of Q-School, he had five holes left and was hovering around the full status number to be on the Web.com Tour. He knew he needed to birdie two of the final four holes to get full status—and he did just that.
In 2012, Williams secured “fully exempt” status on the Web.Com Tour and took full advantage of the opportunity. Lee was in the Top Twenty in nine different statistical categories, had four Top Tens, secured his first Web.Com Tour win at the Mexico Open presented by Banamex and earned his first trip to the PGA TOUR by finishing inside the Top 25 on the Web.Com Tour season ending money list.
Williams lists Layne Savoie as his instructor and credits Hank Johnson and Scott Hamilton as being a big part of his development. Some of his favorite golf courses include Merion, Pine Valley, Oakmont, and Winged Foot. He’s looking forward to the opportunity to play Augusta National and Pebble Beach.
When he’s not making a name for himself on the golf course, Lee enjoys spending time with his wife, Emily, and their Doberman, Riley Ann.