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Placing the important thing to extra main glory for Minjee – Golf Australia Journal – The Ladies’s Recreation



After travelling to Royal Liverpool final week to look at youthful brother Min Woo chase Open Championship glory, Lee has crossed the English channel with fond recollections of profitable her first main at Evian-les-Bains two years in the past.

The World No.7 famously reeled in a seven-shot final-round deficit in one in all golf’s nice comeback wins.

“Clearly I have been out on the golf course and desirous about what I used to be doing right here and there after I gained right here but it surely’s a bit bit completely different circumstances, a bit extra windier,” Lee mentioned after taking part in 9 follow holes on Tuesday.

“So I believe it’ll be a special problem to after I performed it and gained.

“It may be a bit completely different, my expertise, however I am able to have an excellent week.”

After rising to second within the rankings following a stellar 2022 that includes two victories, together with a second main triumph on the U.S Ladies’s Open, Australia’s highest-earning feminine athlete has but to win on Tour this yr.

However the 26-year-old has nonetheless contended in a number of tournaments, with two uncharacteristic three-putts within the final 4 holes denying Lee the prospect to efficiently defend her Cognizant Founders Cup trophy in Might.

“I’m all the time engaged on one thing however I’ve been engaged on my placing a bit bit extra … So hopefully I can get my putter sizzling this week and we will have an excellent week.” – Minjee Lee.

In her six subsequent begins since that runner-up end in a play-off to World No.1 Jin Younger Ko, Lee has fared no worse than twentieth and feels near breaking her title drought.

“I’m all the time engaged on one thing however I’ve been engaged on my placing a bit bit greater than my ball-striking as a result of my ball-striking has been fairly stable,” she mentioned.

“So hopefully I can get my putter sizzling this week and we will have an excellent week.”

Noting that the tough on the Evian Resort Golf Membership was lusher than common, Lee mentioned “positively holding it on the golf green” would was excessive on her sport plan.

“Some tee pictures are fairly tight so your drives and woods off the tee can be actually vital this week,” she mentioned.

“Then clearly if you happen to putt effectively, it’ll assist.”

Lee will play the primary two rounds on Thursday and Friday with World No.2 Nelly Korda and rising U.S star Rose Zhang in one of many marquee groupings.

The 132-strong discipline options the entire world’s top-10, American defending champion Brooke Henderson and 6 Australians in complete competing for the $US6.3 million purse ($A9.3m).

Becoming a member of Lee are compatriots Hannah Inexperienced, Grace Kim, Steph Kyriacou, Sarah Kemp and Karis Davidson.


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