Who's who: Lee, Minjee

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Who's who: Lee, Minjee

  • Name:

    Minjee Lee
  • Country:

    Australia
  • Born:

    May 27, 1996 in Perth, Western Australia.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Royal Fremantle GC
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2014

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): Evian Championship (2021); US Women's Open (2022). World's No.1 amateur woman golfer (most of 2014). Multiple LPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour and ALPG Tour wins.

Did you know?

Lee enjoyed an excellent amateur career, which included several months as the world's No.1 women's amateur golfer in 2014. She relinquished that No.1 amateur status upon turning professional in 2014 aged 18.

Lee's younger brother Min Woo Lee is also an accomplished professional golfer. Both won their respective U.S. Junior Amateur championships, making them the only brother-sister pair to win these prestigious junior titles.

Top tournaments won by Lee, Minjee

2023
America
Kenwood CC, OH
272 (-16)
$300,000
Kroger/P&G

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lee, Minjee

Venue

Kenwood CC, OH

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Kroger/P&G

Played as the Kroger Queen City Championship presented by P&G (Sept 7-10). Minjee Lee (Aus) beat Charley Hull (Eng) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-4 18th). [Kendale course, Kenwood CC, Cincinnati, Ohio].

2023
Asia
Seowon Valley CC
272 (-16)
US$330,000
BMW

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Lee, Minjee

Venue

Seowon Valley CC

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

US$330,000

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW Ladies Championship (Oct 19-22; LPGA Tr/KLPGA Tr event). Minjee Lee (Aus) beat Alison Lee (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th), to record her 10th LPGA Tour win. [Seowon Hills course, Seowon Valley CC, Paju, Gyeonggi, S Korea].

2022
America
Upper Montclair CC
269 (-19)
$450,000
Cognizant

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lee, Minjee

Venue

Upper Montclair CC

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$450,000

Title sponsor

Cognizant

Played as the Cognizant Founders Cup (May 12-15). Second-placed Lexi Thompson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Minjee Lee (Aus). [Upper Montclair CC, Clifton, New Jersey].

2022
Majors
271 (-13)
$1,800,000
ProMedica

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Lee, Minjee

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$1,800,000

Title sponsor

ProMedica

The US Women's Open presented by ProMedica (77th) (June 2-5). Second-placed Mina Harigae (USA) finished 4 shots behind Minjee Lee (Aus), who recorded her second major championship title, and a second win in the LPGA Tour's last three events. She collected the largest winner's cheque ($1.8 million) in the history of women's golf. [Pine Needles Lodge & GC, Southern Pines, NC].

2021
Majors
266 (-18)
$675,000
Amundi/Evian

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Lee, Minjee

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

$675,000

Title sponsor

Amundi/Evian

The Amundi Evian Championship (27th) (July 22-25). 25-year-old Minjee Lee (Aus) beat Jeongeun Lee (S Kor; playing as Jeongeun Lee6) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th), to record her first major championship win. [Evian Resort GC, Evian-les-Bains, France].

2020
Europe
206 (-10)
€36,266
Omega

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lee, Minjee

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

€36,266

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic (Nov 4-6). Minjee Lee (Aus) beat Celine Boutier (Fra) with a 20-foot birdie putt at the first playoff hole, to record her second Ladies European Tour win. [Faldo course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

2019
America
Wilshire CC
270 (-14)
$225,000
Hugel-Air Premia

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lee, Minjee

Venue

Wilshire CC

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Hugel-Air Premia

Played as the Hugel-Air Premia LA Open (April 25-28). Second-placed Sei Young Kim (S Kor) finished 4 shots behind Minjee Lee (Aus), who recorded her fifth LPGA Tour win. [Wilshire CC, Los Angeles, California].

2018
America
Travis Pointe CC
272 (-16)
$195,000
Volvik

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lee, Minjee

Venue

Travis Pointe CC

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

Volvik

Played as the LPGA Volvik Championship (May 24-27). Second-placed In-kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Minjee Lee (Aus), who won this event on her 22nd birthday. [Travis Pointe CC, Ann Arbor, Michigan].

2018
Aus/NZ
279 (-13)
A$62,853
Oates

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Lee, Minjee

Score

279 (-13)

Prize money

A$62,853

Title sponsor

Oates

Played as the Oates Vic Open (Feb 1-4; ALPG/LET Trs event; LET season-opener). Second-placed Karis Davidson (Aus) finished 5 shots behind Minjee Lee (Aus), who first won this event as a 17-year-old amateur in 2014. [Beach course, Barwon Heads, 13th Beach Links, Victoria].

2016
Asia
275 (-13)
US$315,000
x

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Lee, Minjee

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

US$315,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Blue Bay LPGA (Oct 20-23; LPGA Tr event). Second-placed Jessica Korda (USA) finished 1 shot behind Minjee Lee (Aus), who claimed her third LPGA Tour win and second in 2016. [Jian Lake Blue Bay GC, nr Lingshui, Hainan Island].

2016
America
272 (-16)
$270,000
Lotte

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lee, Minjee

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Lotte

Played as the Lotte Championship presented by Hershey (April 13-16). Second-placed In-gee Chun (S Kor) and Katie Burnett (USA) finished 1 shot behind Minjee Lee (Aus). [Ko Olina GC, Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii].

2015
America
269 (-15)
$195,000
JTBC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lee, Minjee

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

JTBC

Played as the Kingsmill Championship presented by JTBC (May 14-18). Second-placed So Yeon Ryu (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind LPGA Tour rookie Minjee Lee (Aus), who recorded her first professional win. Monday finish required. [River course, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Lee, Minjee

Score

279 (-17)

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

Oates

Played as the Oates Women's Victorian Open (Feb 20-23; ALPG Tr event). Second-placed Vikki Laing (Scot) finished 6 shots behind 17-year-old Minjee Lee (Aus, amateur). In view of Lee's amateur status, Laing collected the AU$22,500 first-place prize-money. [Beach course, 13th Beach Links, Barwon Heads, Victoria; early rounds also on 13th Beach's Creek course].

2012
Amateur
Lake Merced GC
1 hole
amateur
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Lee, Minjee

Venue

Lake Merced GC

Score

1 hole

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

USGA

Played as the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. Minjee Lee (Aus) beat Alison Lee (USA) by 1 hole in the final. [Lake Merced GC, San Francisco, CA].

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