Minjee lee Biography – Minjee lee wiki
Minjee Lee is an Australian professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. In 2010, Lee became the youngest winner of the WA Amateur Open while still a year 9 student at Methodist Ladies’ College, Perth. She won the 2012 U.S. Girls’ Junior and also won the Australian Women’s Amateur in 2013 and successfully defended the title in 2014.
Lee became the number one ranked amateur golfer on 26 February 2014 after winning the Oates Victorian Open on the ALPG Tour.She remained the number one ranked amateur golfer until she started her professional in September 2014 after leading the Australia team that won the Espirito Santo Trophy.
On 18 May 2015, Lee gained her first LPGA Tour victory the Kingsmill Championship.In 2016, she won the Lotte Championship in April, and the Blue Bay LPGA tournament in October. She represented Australia in the women’s golf competition during 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, finishing in a tie for 7th.In April 2018, she lost the LPGA Mediheal Championship in a playoff to New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko, On 27 May 2018, won the LPGA Volvik Championship.
Lee was ranked second in 2018 on the money list with $1,551,032 in earnings, finishing second in scoring average with 69.75 shots per round. She also became the first woman to win the Greg Norman Medal for being the best Australian professional golfer on the world stage. On 28 April 2019, Lee won the Hugel-Air Premia LA Open, her fifth LPGA Tour victory. late the following month, she had risen to number two in the Women’s World Golf Rankings, but in her home country she still had such a low profile that she was described by The Age as the “Invisible Champion of Australia”.
Minjee Lee Age
She was born on 27 May 1996 in Perth, Western Australia. Lee declined the fairly common Asian notion of anglicising her first name for western consumption, saying it reflected her heritage.
“My grandpa gave me that name, so we decided to keep it,” she told The Sydney Morning Herald. “It comes back to my roots. I’m Australian, but my parentage is Korean, so it’s nice to have some part of that, even through my name.”
Minjee Lee Parents
She is the daughter of two immigrants, Soonam and Clara Lee, who moved to Perth from South Korea a couple of decades ago and had two children – Minjee and brother Min Woo Lee, also a rising professional golfer who won the 2016 U.S. Junior Amateur.
Minjee Lee Brother
Minjee Lee has a younger brother, Min Woo Lee, also a professional golfer who plays on the European Tour. Min already boasts a European Tour win – having won the PGA Tour of Australasia co-sanctioned Victorian Open in 2020 and was the U.S. Junior Amateur winner in 2016. Minjee won the U.S. Girls’ Junior in 2012, making them the first brother-sister duo to win those USGA titles.
Speaking about her brother, Minjee Lee told the PGA Tour: “My brother was always interested in playing golf. When my mum used to teach at the local driving range, all his friends would be there and he would be trying to teach them how to hold the golf club, how to swing it. He was always interested in helping everyone just like how he was interested in the game itself. I think it was always going to be his pathway. From a young age, he wanted to be a professional golfer and wanted to be on Tour. He’s really living his dream now and that’s really cool to see.
“At a young age, he played golf very often with his friends. We didn’t play too much together as he was always keen to be on the golf course while I was more the practiser, I’m either at the driving range or the chipping green. It was fun though to see each other hit some benchmarks as we were growing up. For example, I got into the state golf programme and a bit later, he got into the same programme. So it was cool to see how things happened in the different ways.
“Every year since he’s been a professional golfer, I can see a bit more maturity in his game, and the way his practices. From the time Min Woo was an amateur to where he is now, he really owns what he does now. Through his experiences, he has gotten better as a player and has improved on the things that he needs to do. The biggest thing I’ve seen in him is the maturity in himself and his game.
“When we were young, we didn’t play in tournaments together. I played the amateur stuff and he was playing junior events but I think because I was winning a lot of junior tournaments and amateur events, he sort of wanted to win as well. Maybe he had a one-sided rivalry against me.
“I think it’s pretty special to have a brother as a professional golfer as you don’t really see too many families with two golfers playing at the highest level. That’s kind of a special thing coming from the family. Previously, a lot of people were saying ‘This is Minjee’s brother’ and I think that kind of got on his nerves a little but I think he’s writing his own book now which is cool to see.
“Minwoo has a brighter personality. He loves the crowds, and he rides on the momentum through the crowds as he’s a fiery spirit. I think that’s probably the one thing I would want from his golf as he’s really aggressive on the golf course. If I had a bit more of that, I think it would help make me become a better player. He’s very friendly with everyone while I’m the introvert. I’ve gotten better but I’m still more of a homebody and the quieter one while he’s definitely more outgoing. He’s got a really good personality.
“As I’ve won several events on the LPGA, it is the highest achievement in women’s golf and I think those wins drive him on to also want to win at the highest level. Because he sees me doing well, he wants to do well too and I’m sure he will.
“I’ve always been a bit more mature than him and I always think I have the responsibility of doing well and that he would follow in my footsteps. That’s always been my mindset. However, when he won the Vic Open, that was one event that I really wanted to win but I didn’t. I think because I saw him doing so well, I wanted to do well too which I guess pushed me along.”
Minjee Lee husband
Is Minjee Lee married? The golfer does not have a husband. However, she is reportedly dating her partner Ranan Tan.
Minjee lee Net Worth
Minjee Lee’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million.
Minjee Lee Career Earnings
Minjee Lee has earned $9,229,057 in career earnings.
Minjee Lee WITB
Minjee Lee WITB 2022 – Driver: Srixon ZX7 (9.5°, fitted with Mitsubishi Diamana DF 50 R shaft). Fairway wood: Srixon ZX (fitted with Fujikura Ventus Blue shaft). Hybrid: Srixon ZH85 (19°). Irons: Srixon ZX7 (5-PW). Wedges: Cleveland RTX 4 (50°, 54° & 58°). Putter: Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2. Ball: Srixon Z Star.
Minjee Lee Nationality
What nationality is Minjee Lee? She is of Australian nationality. Her parentage is Korean.
Minjee Lee Parents Nationality
Minjee Lee’s parents are of Korean-Australian nationality.
Minjee Lee Height
Minjee lee stands at a height of 5 feet and 5 inches (1.65m) tall.
Minjee lee Instagram
Minjee Lee’s Instagram handle is @minjee27.