2021 Australian Top LPGA Moment: Minjee Lee's Evian victory, equalling a Karrie Webb record

29-Dec-2021

Top LPGA Moment from 2021 - Minjee Lee's Evian Victory 

Minjee Lee's win at the Amundi Evian Championship at Évian-les-Bains, set in the picturesque alpine region of SE France, has to be right up there in top LPGA events of 2021. This was not only her first major championship win, it was record-tying triumph for the history books.

Covering it when it happened, Golfweek's Beth Ann Nichols:

Minjee Lee started the day seven shots back at the Amundi Evian Championship and ended it with a record-tying victory, joining idol Karrie Webb and Patty Sheehan with the largest come-from-behind triumphs in LPGA major championship history.

Lee, 25, becomes the ninth consecutive first-time major winner on the LPGA and the 14th in the last 15 majors. Long considered one of the best LPGA players without a major, Lee finally shed that distinction with her sixth LPGA title. She joins Hannah Green, Jan Stephenson and Webb as Australian major champs.  Read more

Minjee Lee's win at Evian in July was also covered here.

Earlier in the year, in May, Minjee Lee became the first golf 'graduate' to join Golf Australia's "Giving Back to Golf" program. Covered here and here.

 


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