Minjee Lee is an Australian personality and a golf professional. She resides in Perth, Australia, and became the number one college golf player in February 2014 after winning the Oates Victorian Open, until she became a professional in September 2014. She won the first major championship, the Amundi Evian Championship, on 25th July 2021. Then, she won the second major championship, the U.S. Women’s Open, on 5th June 2022.
Minjee Lee was born on 27th May 1996, making her 27 years old as of 2023. She was brought up by her loving and caring parents, Soonam and Clara Lee, who were from Korea and later emigrated to Australia in the early 1990s. Lee shared her childhood with her younger brother, Min Woo Lee, who won the 2016 U.S. Junior Amateur. Eventually, they became the first brother and sister pair to win the USGA’s junior championships.
Minjee Lee Career
Minjee Lee won the WA Amateur Open in 2010 when she was nine and studied at Methodist Ladies’ College, Perth. She became the youngest player to win the open tournament. Then at the beginning of 2012, she moved from MLC to Corpus Christi College and later left Corpus Christi College in 2013.
Minjee Lee secured victory in the 2012 U.S. Girls’ Junior and went on to claim the Australian Women’s Amateur championship in 2013, successfully defending her title in 2014.
She ranked number one in college after winning the Oates Victorian Open on the ALPG Tour. She remained the number one ranked personality until she turned professional in September 2014. During college, she led the team in Australia and had the winning of the Espirito Santo Trophy.
Professional Career [2015 to 2023]
On 18th May 2015, Minjee Lee won the first LPGA Tour at the Kingsmill Championship. Then in 2016, she won two championships – the Lotte Championship in April and the Blue Bay LPGA in October. Then, she presented Australia in the Golf competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, where she finished while being tied for 7th place.
She won the seventh LPGA Tour, the Cognizant Founders Cup, on 15th May 2022, and after that, she won fifth place in the world women’s golf ranking. She then won the eighth LPGA Tour, the U.S. Women’s Open, on 5th June 2022, after which she had the largest payday and earned $1.8 million out of 10 million of the total purse and became the most prominent paid personality in the Women’s Golf History. Lee also won the season-long Aon Risk Reward Challenge, winning $1,000,000 for the 2022 LPGA Tour season.
Minjee Lee Biography
|Real Name||Minjee Lee|
|Birth Date||27 May 1996|
|Age (as of 2023)||27 Years|
|Birth Place||Perth, Australia|
|College||Corpus Christi College|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 68 kg – in Pounds – 149 lbs|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Brother||Min Woo Lee|
|Who is her husband/boyfriend?||None|
Minjee Lee is rumored to be partnered with Ranan Tan, although we can’t find solid evidence that indicates the relationship between them. However, Minjee is yet to be married and is recently playing for “The Amundi Evian Championship” LPGA, ranking 5th as of 29th July 2023. The tour will be held till 30th July 2023, when the winner will be given the prize money of $6,500,000.
Minjee Lee is available on Instagram with the handle name – minjee27, joined in May 2012. She has 115K followers with 160 posts and 381 in the following list. She is a fun-loving personality and has posted almost all kinds of pictures in filters, with friends, at tournament places, with siblings, at restaurants with food, etc.
Seeing her Instagram, we found that claudia.lim21 is her best friend and she posted the picture with her on 22nd February 2017. On Twitter, Lee is available with the handle name – @minjeegolf, who joined in February 2013. She has 24.1K followers.
Minjee Lee Net Worth
In 2022, Minjee Lee was the highest-paid female athlete, earning $7.3 million. She was ranked with such a title on 22nd December 2022.
- From 2018 to 2022, she was in the top ten for the LPGA Tour’s official money list. In 2022, she had the second rank with $3.8 million.
- In June 2022, she won the second major championship of her career, i.e., the U.S. Women’s Open.
- She won the bonus of $1 million at the Aon Risk Reward Challenge for the 2022 LPGA Tourn, and incidentally, she was sponsored by Aon, the British financial services firm.
- The other brands sponsoring Lee belong to South Korean Heritage and are named Hana Bank and apparel company WAAC.