Born:May 27, 1996 in Perth, Western Australia.
Original/Home Club:Royal Fremantle GC
MAJORS (1): Evian Championship (2021). 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 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 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 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 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].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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