10 Things You Didn't Know About Min Woo Lee

Check out these 10 facts about the former Rolex Series winner

10 Things You Didn't Know About Min Woo Lee
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10 Things You Didn't Know About Min Woo Lee

1. Min Woo Lee was born on the 27th July 1998

2. He was born in Perth, Western Australia and he still calls it home.

3. Lee's older sister, Minjee Lee, is also an extremely successful golfer, winning the 2021 Evian Championship, one of the five Majors on the women's circuit. She also won the 2022 US Women's Open as well by four strokes.

There was a bit of rivalry when they were young, but in later years Minjee has become a mentor since turning professional. The important thing that she taught her younger brother was the work ethic that is needed to play well.

4. He holds a Guinness World Record for the ‘Fastest hole of golf by a team of four’ achieved a Valderrama in 2021

5. A promising amateur golfer, Lee won the 2016 US Junior Amateur, defeating Noah Goodwin 2&1 in the final

6. With the win, both Min Woo and Minjee became the first brother/sister pair to win the USGA's junior championships, Minjee Lee having won the US Girls' Junior in 2012

7. In 2021, Lee played with Rick Shiels at the Old Course at St Andrews, what was special about the video is that the duo played the course in reverse and with hickory clubs

8. He has been dating his partner, Gracie Drennan, since 2019.

9. Turning professional at the start of 2019, his first professional win came at the 2020 ISPS Handa Vic Open

10. In July 2021, Lee defeated Thomas Detry and Matt Fitzpatrick in a playoff at the Abrdn Scottish Open. With the win, he earned entry into the 2021 Open Championship.

Learn more about his caddie Stuart Davidson as well.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x