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Who is Min Woo Lee?

He’s Australia’s rising star, but who is Min Woo Lee? Find out more on the Aussie with our player profile…

 

Min Woo Lee is one of Australia’s best young talents in golf, and he is already a three-time winner on the DP World Tour.

Born in 1998, Lee has followed in the footsteps of older sister Minjee Lee, who is a two-time major champion in the women’s game. Lee won the US Junior Amateur in 2016, and in doing so, the siblings became the first brother/sister combo to win their respective USGA titles. Minjee won the US Girls Junior Amateur four years prior. 

Min Woo turned professional shortly before his 21st birthday, and has gone on to achieve great things in his fledgling career to date. His first professional victory came on home soil at the ISPS Handa Vic Open in February 2020, and he has another two DP World Tour titles under his belt already.

Lee also achieved Rolex Series winner status in 2021, when he won a play-off to clinch the Abrdn Scottish Open crown. Another win came on home soil at the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship, which was four weeks after a record-breaking win on the Asian Tour. He finished the SJM Macao Open with an aggregate total of 254, finishing 30-under for the week. 

His best major finish came at the US Open in 2022, where he came home in a tie for 5th place. Although Lee is yet to appear in the Presidents Cup for the International team, it can only be a matter of time until he does so.

Min Woo Lee | Player Profile

Personal Information

Name: Min Woo Lee
Born: July 27, 1998
Nationality: Australia
Residence: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Career

Turned Pro: 2019
Professional Wins: 4
Highest World Ranking: 33 – December 17, 2023

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
Masters Tournament – T14 (2022)
PGA Championship – T18 (2023)
– US Open – T5 (2023)
Open Championship – T21 (2022)

Professional Wins – 4

2020 (1) – ISPS Handa Vic Open
2021 (1) – Abrdn Scottish Open
2023 (2) – SJM Macao Open, Fortinet Australian PGA Championship

Min Woo Lee | What’s In His Bag?

The Australian is a Callaway staff player, with the Paradym Triple Diamond driver and fairway woods at the top of his bag. He plays an X Forged UT 2-iron, with Apex irons and a Jaws MD5 wedge. His wedges also include a pair of Vokeys, while he plays a Callaway Chrome Soft X.

You can check out our full article on Min Woo Lee’s bag here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Min Woo Lee

When and where was Min Woo Lee born?

Min Woo Lee was born in Perth, Western Australia in July 1998. He played golf from a young age, alongside older sister Minjee Lee.

When did Min Woo Lee turn professional?

The Australian turned professional in 2019, and only had to wait just over twelve months to secure his first win on the DP World Tour. That came on home soil at the ISPS Handa Vic Open in February 2020.

How many professional titles has Min Woo Lee won?

He is a four-time winner as of early 2024. His first victory came at the ISPS Handa Vic Open in 2020, before wins at the Abrdn Scottish Open, SJM Macao Open and the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship. The last two came in a four-week spell in late 2023.

Who is Min Woo Lee dating?

The Australian is currently in a relationship with Gracie Drennan, and the pair have been dating since early 2019. Drennan works in the fashion industry, and attended South Metropolitan TAFE, where she achieved an Advanced Diploma of Fashion Design – Fashion Design and Merchandising.

Did you Know?

Guinness World Record Holder

Lee was part of the team that set a new world record for the ‘Fastest golf hole by a team of four’. The team, which featured Sean Crocker, Wilco Nienaber and Nicolai Hojgaard, completed the hole in less than 25 seconds, and did so at Valderrama in 2021.

Rolex Series Winner

Lee only has three DP World Tour titles to his name, but the second of those saw him achieve Rolex Series status. He defeated Thomas Detry and Matt Fitzpatrick in a play-off to claim the Abrdn Scottish Open crown in 2021 at the Renaissance Club.

Golfing Siblings

Lee’s sister, Minjee Lee, is also a well-established professional golfer. She has won two major championships – the Amundi Evian Championship and the US Women’s Open. 

The pair became the first brother/sister partnership to have won the same USGA title. Minjee won the US Girls Junior Amateur in 2012, with Min Woo winning the US Boys Junior Amateur four years later.

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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