Who is Minjee Lee?
Minjee Lee (born 27 May 1996) is an Australian professional golfer from Perth. 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. On 5 June 2022, she won her second major championship, the U.S. Women’s Open.
Lee’s Full Biography
Minjee Lee was born on May 27, 1996, in Perth, Australia. She is of Korean descent, and her parents immigrated to Australia from South Korea in the early 1990s. Lee was born into a golfing family. Her parents both played golf, and her younger brother, Min Woo Lee, is also a professional golfer. Lee began playing golf at the age of seven, and she quickly showed a natural talent for the sport.
Lee attended Methodist Ladies’ College in Perth, but she transferred to Corpus Christi College in 2012 to be closer to her golf course at Royal Fremantle. She left Corpus Christi in 2013 to focus on her golf career.
Age and Birthday
Minjee Lee was born on May 27, 1996, so she is currently 27 years old.
She has not publicly disclosed any information about her dating life. Lee is of Korean descent. She was born in Perth, Australia, but her parents are from South Korea. She has a younger brother named Min Woo Lee, who is also a professional golfer. Minjee Lee is very close to her family, including her parents and her younger brother. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends when she is not playing golf.
Minjee Lee has a net worth of $5 million. She has earned over $13 million in her professional golf career, and she also has endorsement deals with several major companies, including Nike, TaylorMade, and Rolex.
In 2010, Lee became the youngest winner of the WA Amateur Open 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. She left Corpus Christi in 2013.
Lee 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.
Lee turned professional in September 2014 and made her LPGA Tour debut at the 2014 Evian Championship, where she finished in a tie for 16th. She won her first professional tournament, the Lotte Championship, in 2016.
Lee has been one of the most consistent players on the LPGA Tour in recent years. She has won two majors, the Amundi Evian Championship in 2021 and the U.S. Women’s Open in 2022. She has also won six other LPGA tournaments and has finished in the top 10 of a major 12 times.
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