Min Woo Lee eyes off US Open family double
Min Woo Lee has an extra incentive to win in his debut appearance as the US Open tees off later tonight at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Lee’s older sister just happens to be Minjee Lee, a now two-time major champion after securing a four-shot victory at the US Women’s Open a fortnight ago.
Min Woo Lee (Credit: DP World Tour)
While supportive of each other’s careers, the Lees are open about their fierce family rivalry and Min Woo would like nothing more than to be able to match his sister by hoisting the Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday.
“I like the way she handles herself on the course and I have to do something like that,” said Lee about his sister, who owns eight LPGA titles including her two majors.
“I’m a pretty emotional player, so if I do feel good about myself, the game is fun. But when it’s a little bit off I tend to go on the emotional side and it affects my game a little bit more than when she is down.”
“Take your opportunities when you can but also don’t get too riled up about it. It’s golf and it’s the US Open.”
“So I think the person who forgets (the errors) the quickest could win.”
Lee, at just 23, has already won two DP World Tour titles including the Scottish Open last year and the co-sanctioned Vic Open in 2020 – a title also won by his sister in 2014 (as an amateur) and again in 2018.
The Perth-native impressed in his Masters debut in April, equalling the Masters record for lowest front-nine score in the final round after firing a 6-under 30, which included an eagle and four birdies.
Lee joins six other Aussies in the third major of the year including Adam Scott, Marc Leishman, Jed Morgan, Cameron Smith, Lucas Herbert and Todd Sinnott.
The US Open will be available to watch locally on both Foxtel and Kayo Sports from 4am Friday and Saturday morning, 3am Sunday, with the final round kicking off at 2am Monday (AEST).