LPGA & LET in France: Amundi Evian Championship 2021, Évian-les-Bains, 22-25th July
Minjee Lee's phenomenal come-back, win's first major and "shocks the golf world"
From LPGA News, by AP:
Australian golfer Minjee Lee won a sudden death playoff against overnight leader Jeongeun Lee6 to clinch the Evian Championship on Sunday for her first major title.
Lee6 had to take a drop shot when her second shot on the first extra playoff hole flew into a pond, while Lee's superb second attempt landed near the flag.
Lee6 ended with a bogey to give the 25-year-old Lee three putts for victory and a sixth LPGA title.
She missed the first but made the second and was doused in Champagne by 2015 Evian champion Lydia Ko. Read more
From FoxSports, by AFP:
Australian Minjee Lee couldn’t hide her delight after coming from seven shots behind to beat South Korea’s Lee6 Jeongeun in a play-off at the Evian Championship to join the exclusive club of major winners.
“I just can’t believe it - I am really happy,” admitted the 25-year-old after hitting a six iron second shot to eight feet to clinch victory with a birdie four at the first extra hole.
“It’s a dream come true. I have been waiting for this for so long.”
Lee has been known as the best woman golfer without a major win -- she finished third in both the 2017 ANA Inspirational and last year’s Women’s British Open... Read more