WA amateur Min Woo Lee meets his idol Tiger Woods
Seems like success, smiles and making waves in golf run in the family.
Just days after Perth’s Minjee Lee won in Hawaii on the LPGA Tour, her brother Min Woo Lee had a couple of days he’ll never forget.
Min Woo Lee (Credit: Anthony Powter)
After slam dunking a two-iron for a hole-in-one on the 220m par-three seventh at Sage Valley Golf Club where he was practising for the Sage Valley Junior Invitational, Lee’s luck just kept improving.
The following day he was treated to a 30 minute one-on-one with Tiger Woods as well as four-time PGA Tour winner Notah Begay III, who is a close friend of Woods.
Min Woo couldn’t believe his luck and was quick to tell the world of his joy by taking to Facebook.
“Seems like Tiger Woods is back baby,” said Min Woo.
“It was an absolute privilege to meet Tiger Woods and Notah Begay III, It’s not every day these men give you a lesson for 30 minutes one-on-one.”
Inspired by his experience, Lee finished second to Austin Eckroat in the event but could only rave about the experience.
“It’s such a good feeling meeting Tiger,” he said.
“He calls the shot…(such as a low fade under the trees) and he produces it.”
“The way he hit it yesterday only makes me want to get better because I couldn’t imagine what he was like in his prime.”
And like his sister, who is always positive, Min Woo commented: “All I can say is…I don’t really mind where the ball goes!! I MET TIGER.”
Lee said Tiger also played some basketball and ping pong with them – adding to his great experience.
This was Lee’s third visit to the US, where he has enjoyed plenty of success, winning the Aaron Baddeley Junior International and finishing as the co-medallist at the Spirit International.