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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: 2
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 two wins on the European Tour already, in Australia and Scotland.
A strong finish to 2021 saw him break into the world top 50 for the first time. Lee hits the ball a long way which gives him a great advantage on the DP World Tour.
Min Woo has a sister, Minjee, who is also a successful professional golfer. Min Woo has stated in the past that they have "a good rivalry" and they "drive each other." (Golf Australia Magazine 2021)
Min Woo only turned pro in 2019. He's on record as saying he'll try and play more on the PGA Tour in 2022 and has stated his ultimate ambition is to play on the PGA Tour - "I love America and that's the place I would love to play."
Pressure Performance Analysis
Two wins already and some competent performances since, 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 ⭐⭐⭐.
➖ Started the final round of the Abu Dhabi Championship as joint leader, would go on to lose out by a shot and finish 2nd.
➖ Finished 3rd after starting the final round in teh same position at the Australian Open.
➖ Entered the final round of the Australian PGA in 4th position and shot a 69 to remain in 4th position.
➖ Trailed Jon Rahm by 1 shot at the Open De Espana. Shot 68 to finish 7 shots back of Rahm.
➖ Trailed the leaders by 3 shots at the AVIV Dubai Championship and shot 68 to finish 3 shots behind Hansen.
➖ Trailed Canter by 5 shots at the Andalucia Masters, shot 70 to finish 2nd but was 5 shots short of Fitzpatrick.
❌ Trailed N Hojgaard by 3 shots at the Italian Open, shot 73 to finish 5 shots behind.
✅ Came from 3 behind at the Scottish Open to reach a playoff, where he beat Thomas Detry and Matt Fitzpatrick in a playoff. Impressive to say the least.
✅ 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.
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.
Wins in Scotland and Victoria and big finish at Australian PGA prove calibre in wind.
A run of 2-8-4-16 at the thend of 2021 show his ability to post back to back results.
1-0. Min Woo defeated Matt Fitzpatrick and Thomas Detry to win the Scottish Open in 2021.
"I shot three-under in the last three rounds and I thought I played really badly (at the DP World Tour Championship). But I still came in tied 16th in the top 60 guys in Europe and I think that just shows that my ball striking has gotten a lot better. I've gotten better in every aspect and when the putter behaves, I do really well. So everything in my game has gotten a lot better and I've gotten a lot more mature and my headspace is a lot better." (Golf Australia magazine)
“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.”