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Min Woo Lee
Min Woo Lee
Born: 27 July 1998
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
Major Wins: 0
Euro or PGA Tour Wins: 1
Other Wins: 0
Grass Preference: Unknown
Significant Life Events: Yes
GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
GBC Pressure Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Min Woo had a highly successful amateur career, including winning the US Junior Amateur in 2016 and recording multiple top 10s in professional events on the Australian PGA Tour. He turned pro in early 2019 and has won already as a professional at the 2020 ISPS Handa Victoria Open.
Min Woo has a sister, Minjee, who is also a successful professional golfer.
Min Woo only turned pro in 2019.
Pressure Performance Analysis
Led by 3 at the ISPS Handa Victoria Open going into the final round and shot an impressive 68 which included a birdie at the final hole when only 1 ahead.
Trailed Louis Oosthuizen by four shots at the South African Open going into the final round. Shot a disappointing 72 (joint second worst score of the top 25) to slip to 15th.
Trailed by 2 shots to Adam Scott going into the final round at the Australian PGA Championship. Shot an acceptable 70 to lose out by 3.
Joint leader at the AV Jennings NSW Open. Shot a disappointing 73 (joint second worst score in the top 15) to lose out by two shots.
Trailed by 1 at the BMW Charity Pro-Am going into the final round. Shot a 69 (joint second worst score of anyone in the top 30) to finish 3rd.
Despite Min Woo winning on his last time in contention, there remain question marks over his ability to convert opportunities. However, he is still very young and this is likely to improve over time and improve his temperament. His Golf Betting Club Pressure Performance Rating is set at 3 stars.
Min Woo does not need to be on form to post a good finish. In 2019 he posted five top 6 finishes and all but one of those top 5 finishes was immediately preceded by a missed cut. The other finish wasn't much better than a missed cut either (it was a tied 63rd) so Min Woo is definitely one to consider at a big price if he's missed the cut the week before. Just to further confirm the theory, Min Woo's win in February 2020 came after a missed cut.
Win at Victoria and big finish at Australian PGA prove calibre in wind.
Major and WGC Analysis
Min Woo is yet to play in a Major but can definitely contend in future given his long hitting and great putting touch. Given his liking for firm and fast events it wouldn't be a surprise to see him contend at The Open in future in a year where conditions suited.
Yet to play any.
Min Wo has yet to be in a playoff.
“I’m still learning. The thing about golf is the one week where you don’t make mistakes, you’re probably going to be up there in the lead or going to win. So I’m still looking for that. But I’m still learning a lot about myself. So yeah, just hopefully I can learn from everything I do every week. I’m learning about myself, too. I’m a pretty fiery player, but I’m trying to minimise that a little bit. It’s never bad to just, you know, spit it a little bit and, you know, regroup. It was worse a couple years ago. What you see now is better.”