Australian golfer Minjee Lee is about to win her second major golf tournament. She leads in the third round of US Women’s golf with a three-shot lead. If the world number four can hold onto her last-round performance, then no one can beat her from winning the US Women’s Open.
On Saturday, Lee fired a 4-under-par 67. Her performance at the Pine Needles Golf and Country Club is mind-blowing. Many other players previously dominated this course, and now Lee is writing her name beside the best player in the world.
On the first day at the Women’s Open, the game wasn’t completely favoring Lee. She claims the first position on the leaderboard alongside American star Mina Harigae. In that competition, Harigae is Lee’s biggest completion. After not having a completely own first ranked, Lee played amazingly on the second day.
She started the day with a pair of birdies. She didn’t stop here; the Australian claimed another four plus a bogey on the back nine to record a 66 that had her at nine-under-par. After giving a such a fantastic performance, Lee said, “The golf course can really catch up to you quickly, so just trying to take whatever I have in front of me as I go and just try to take … whenever I have a birdie opportunity, I try to take advantage of that.”
Before Lee, Australia won the US Women’s Open three times with Karrie Webb and Jan Stephenson. Karrie Webb won the US Women’s for two times in 2000 and 2001. She is considered one of the best golfers in the world. Besides Webb, Stephenson helped Australia win the US Women’s Open; it was in 1983. After 2001, no Australian had ever won the US Women’s golf. Now, Lee has the huge possibility of winning the game.
Minjee Lee isn’t confident enough like she was in Evian Championship:
Lee won her first major championship last year in the Evian Championship in France last July. But when Lee was asked about this year’s US Women’s situation, she didn’t sound confident enough compared to the previous year. She said, “It’s totally different. [At] the Evian, I was in a go mode, trying to make as many birdies as I could and catch up.”
“But it is the US Open, and a three-shot lead is a nice cushion, but it’s not enough to let your heart come down.”
“I’m just going to be really focused tomorrow; take each shot as it comes and try and execute 100 percent of what I’m thinking.”