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Min Woo Lee to defend his Australian PGA title

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Min Woo Lee will be aiming to become the first man to successfully defend the Joe Kirkwood Cup since Cam Smith in 2018.

MIN WOO LEE. Picture: Matt King/Getty Images

Min Woo Lee is already looking forward to the prospect of defending his Australian PGA title at Royal Queensland in November.

The 25-year-old crowd favourite confirmed on Thursday he would be returning to the scene of his biggest victory on home soil and his fourth professional title overall.

Lee shot 20-under in the 2023 PGA to win by three shots and will be aiming to become the first man since Cam Smith in 2018 to win the Joe Kirkwood Cup back-to-back.

"The Australian PGA Championship was a very special event for me last year, seeing a lot of friends, being in contention and then closing the win out on Sunday," said Lee, who is ranked 32nd in the world and finished tied for 22nd at the Masters last weekend in Augusta.

"The crowds at Royal Queensland are always awesome.

"It's a great vibe that just keeps getting bigger.

"Coming back as the defending champion is going to be a new experience, but I'm already looking forward to it."

Lee now plays fulltime on the US PGA Tour.

The 2024 Australian PGA will take place on November 21-24.

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