Minjee Lee Wins Evian Championship in Incredible Style: "Shocks the golf world"

26-Jul-2021

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

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