Get to know Australian star Minji Lee a little better…
15 Things You Didn’t Know About Minji Lee
1. She was born in Perth, Western Australia.
2. She started playing golf at the age of ten after her mother, who used to teach at the local driving range, introduced her to the game.
3. She became the youngest-ever WA Women’s Amateur winner in 2010 while still in school.
4. She won the Australian Amateur Award in 2013 and 2014.
5. In 2014, she won the Oates Vic Open while still an amateur – and that victory propelled her to the number one amateur rank in the world.
6. Before turning professional in 2014, she led Australia to victory in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Championships in the Espirito Santo Cup, finishing second in the individual competition to Brock Henderson.
7. Minjee tied for first place in the LPGA Final Qualified Tournament in 2014 to earn the 2015 LPGA Tour card.
8. Her younger brother Min Woo Lee is also a professional golfer, and Won his first European Tour title at the 2020 Vic Open – in which Minjee also played.
9. Minjee won the 2013 US Girls’ Junior and Min Woo won the 2016 US Junior Amateur, making them the first brother and sister to win the USGA Junior Championships.
10. Her first LPGA Tour title came at the 2015 Kingsmill, and she is a five-time LPGA Tour winner to date.
11- She represented Australia at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
12. She was the first woman to win the Greg Norman Medal in 2018 – awarded to Australian Golfer of the Year.
13. She donated to Plan Golf Australia in 2021, returning some of her profits to help fund Australia’s elite golf enthusiasts.
14. She describes herself as an introvert.
15. Her golf role models were Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.