Born:May 27, 1996 in Perth, Western Australia.
Original/Home Club:Royal Fremantle GC
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.
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.
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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