Min Woo Lee steps onto golf’s biggest stage
His dream has always been to play on the US PGA Tour and Western Australian rising star Min Woo Lee will finally get that chance tonight (AEST) when he tees off at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in California.
With the European Tour schedule clear for the next month, the 22-year-old has taken up a sponsor’s invitation across the Atlantic to make his debut on the world’s biggest golfing stage.
Min Woo Lee won the 2020 Vic Open (Credit: Golf Australia)
“It’s amazing to obviously start at Pebble Beach. Really excited to play this week. It’s a dream come true to get a start on the PGA Tour and hopefully I capitalise on it,” said Lee.
While Lee’s recent form has seen him miss five cuts in a row, the Perth-native is no stranger to Pebble Beach having played the layout at the 2018 US Amateur.
“I played the US Amateur here and it is my second time here but it’s still amazing. I really don’t know the course too much, so it’s, just to be back is awesome and I played that back nine today and it’s something special.”
Lee currently has full-time membership on the European Tour thanks to his breakthrough win at the co-sanctioned Vic Open a year ago.
Nine Aussies will join the Perth-native this week including Matt Jones, John Senden, Cameron Percy, Cameron Davis, Aaron Baddeley, Greg Chalmers, Rod Pampling, Rhein Gibson and Jason Day.
Despite a string of poor results, Day can’t be overlooked as a chance. The Queenslander has seven finishes inside the top-6 from 11 starts here and as Brooks Koepka’s out-of-nowhere win last week proves once again, anything can happen in golf.