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Minjee Lee is an Australian professional golfer. She became the number one ranked amateur golfer in February 2014 after winning the Oates Victorian Open, remaining number one until turning professional in September 2014. On 25 July 2021, Lee won her first major championship, the Amundi Evian Championship.
Biography and education
|Net Worth||$6 million|
Minjee Lee was born on May 27, 1996 (age 26 years) in Perth, Australia. She is the daughter of Clara Lee and Soonam Lee. Her younger brother, Min Woo Lee, won the 2016 U.S. Junior Amateur, making them the first brother/sister pair to win the USGA’s junior championships.
Lee became the youngest winner of the WA Amateur Open in 2010 while still a year 9 student at Methodist Ladies’ College, Perth. At the start of 2012, she was moved from MLC to Corpus Christi College, to be closer to her golf course at Royal Fremantle Golf Club. She left Corpus Christi in 2013.
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She was the winner of the 2012 U.S. Girls’ Junior. She 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 turned professional in September 2014 after leading the Australia team that won the Espirito Santo Trophy.
Minjee Lee gained her first LPGA Tour victory – the Kingsmill Championship on May 18, 2015. In 2016, she won the Lotte Championship in April 2016 and the Blue Bay LPGA tournament in October.
Lee represented Australia in the women’s golf competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, finishing in a tie for 7th. Lee lost the LPGA Mediheal Championship in a playoff to Lydia Ko in April 2018, then on 27 May 2018, won the LPGA Volvik Championship.
She finished 2018 ranked second 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, Minjee Lee won the Hugel-Air Premia LA Open, her fifth LPGA Tour victory. By 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 won her first major championship on 25 July 2021, the Amundi Evian Championship, by coming from seven strokes behind in the final round and defeating Lee Jeong-eun on the first playoff hole.
Lee qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and competed in the women’s competition. She scored −4 across the four rounds and finished 29th, out of medal contention.
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She won her seventh LPGA Tour event, the Cognizant Founders Cup, on 15 May 2022, beating Lexi Thompson by two strokes, 269 (19-under-par) to Thompson’s 271. Her final round of 70 was the only one she did not have in the 60s. The start of the final round was delayed by an hour because of fog.
Minjee Lee was ranked fifth in the world before her win, just behind fourth-ranked Atthaya Thitikul who finished the final round with a 63, good for a tie for eighth place at 13-under-par.
Top major Amateur wins
Minjee Lee won the 2010 Western Australia Women’s Amateur. In the following year, Lee won the 2011 Handa Junior Masters, Western Australia Women’s Amateur, Singapore Ladies Amateur, Srixon International Junior Classic, Tasmanian Stroke Play Championship.
Lee won the 2012 U.S. Girls’ Junior, Tasmanian Stroke Play Championship. In
2013, she won the Australian Women’s Amateur, Western Australia Women’s Amateur, Rene Erichsen Salver, Australian Girls’ Amateur, Dunes Medal. Minjee Lee won the 2014 Australian Women’s Amateur.
Minjee Lee is currently single and not married. She has been in a relationship with Ranan. Lee stands at an appealing height and has a good bodyweight that suits her personality. As of May 2022, she has no husband, children or kids.
Minjee Lee has been playing professionally since 2014. She has 10 major professional wins as of May 2022. In 2022, she had her career highest ranking at 4. Lee is currently on LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour. In May 2022, he participated in the Founders Cup tournament at the Upper Montclair Country Club, New Jersey.
Minjee Lee net worth
How much is Minjee Lee worth? Minjee Lee net worth is estimated at around $6 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a professional golfer. Her career earnings are over $2.2 million annually. Lee successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential golfers in Australia.