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Minjee Lee is aiming for all major titles in women’s golf saying: “I have won two major championships and I want to win the other three, that will probably be my next big goal”

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Minjee Lee targets rest of golf majors in 2022

Minjee Lee targets rest of golf majors in 2022

After winning her second major title at the US Women’s Open, Minjee Lee now says she hopes to win the other three.

Lee won her second major with a victory at Pine Needles which gave her the biggest payout in women’s golf.

The Aussie won £1.4m after mixing four birdies with the same number of bogeys to score an even par 71 and finish 13 under and four strokes ahead of USA’s Mina Harigae.

Minjee Lee: Aussie star targets more golf majors after US Open success |  Golf News

“I’ve put in countless hours into all aspects of my game and just seeing it all come together has been really, really special to me”

Minjee Lee

“I came from a long way behind in Evian and here I was in front and I won so it was a bit different and I ended up winning by a pretty big margin but it was still just as good,” said Lee sky sports.

“I think just situationally, walking the 18th fairway, it was such a good feeling but also, just with everyone there, I think it was just good nerves. I was nervous all day. and to be honest, it was one of my career highlights so far, so it’s normal to be a little nervous.

“I just try to focus on each shot and take one step at a time and focus on what I have in front of me. I think that was probably the best thing to do and not get ahead of me and try to make as many birdies as possible.

“Usually I’m pretty good at not showing it, but inside I was pretty nervous, but I was happy to get the job done and it’s just been a great week all week.

“We are only moving forward in that aspect and the prize money is only a small part of the growth of the Women’s Tour and the LPGA.

“Even with Aon we have the Aon Risk and Reward challenge which is the same prize as the men, so I think we are only going in the right direction and it will only go up from here.”

The US Open success was Lee’s second victory in a major championship after winning the Evian Championship last July.

But the 26-year-old is now hoping to retain her Evian title and then has her sights set on winning the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, which begins later this month, and the AIG Women’s Open.

“I’ve won two major championships and I want to win the other three, that will probably be my next big goal,” she said.

“We have Evian coming up, the British Open coming up, so we still have two or three major tournaments left, so that’s where my goals will be. Every major championship is very difficult to win.

“There are so many aspects that go into winning a tournament and it all has to be there, so I feel like I can only really prepare for the first shot I hit this week, but I will always do my best.

“I’m just going to prepare like I’ve been for the other majors and other events I’ve been to and I don’t think a lot will change.

“I’ve put in countless hours into all aspects of my game and just seeing it all come together has been really, really special to me.

“I don’t know if I was surprised, I was really focused every day and I had a goal in mind and that’s pretty much what I was working towards.

“I don’t know if it was surprising but I know I had it in me, I just didn’t know when it was going to happen.”

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Highlights from the final day of the US Women’s Open at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, where Australia’s Minjee Lee won her second major title

Highlights from the final day of the US Women’s Open at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, where Australia’s Minjee Lee won her second major title

New home of the Chevron Championship

Minjee Lee: Aussie star targets more golf majors after US Open success |  Golf News

A view of the Club at Carlton Woods

The Carlton Woods club in Houston has been chosen as the new home of the Chevron Championship, the LPGA has announced.

The first women’s major of the year will take place April 20-23 next year at the Signature Jack Nicklaus course.

American Jennifer Kupcho won this year’s Chevron Championship, making the final celebratory jump into Poppie’s Pond during the Dinah Shore Tournament in Mission Hills.

The tournament had been held in Rancho Mirage, California since its debut in 1972.

LPGA Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan said, “In moving the championship to Houston, it was essential that we find a venue worthy of this historic championship and we couldn’t be more excited about our partnership with Carlton Woods.”




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