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Min Woo Lee eyes Aussie PGA Championship

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Golfing excitement machine Min Woo Lee has committed to the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Queensland in November.

MIN WOO LEE.
MIN WOO LEE. Picture: Matt King/Getty Images

Australian golfing sensation Min Woo Lee is heading to Royal Queensland in November to chase the Australian PGA Championship crown.

Lee is one of the most exciting young talents to emerge from Australia in years, already winning twice on the DP World Tour and finishing in the top 15 at the Masters in April in his first appearance at Augusta National.

The 24-year-old finished fourth in the 2021 PGA Championship - played in January because of a COVID-19 delay - behind Queenslander Jed Morgan, who was a runaway 11-shot victor on his home course.

The Australian PGA Championship from November 24-27 is one of the major highlights of this year's summer of golf and serves as the opening tournament of the DP World Tour season, and one of two marquee events on the PGA Tour of Australasia alongside the Australian Open.

A stellar field of Australian and international players will compete for $2 million in prize money, the richest prize on the PGA Tour of Australasia.

The DP World Tour co-sanction puts the tournament on the world stage, opening the door for the return of Australian stars and international players to the tournament, such as Lee.

Lee joins Victorian Lucas Herbert as the second big name to commit to the PGA Championship.

The Western Australian is currently ranked 69th in the world but has been as high as 44th, impressive numbers for such a young player.

"I can't wait to tee it up in the PGA," said Lee. "It was so good to have big tournament golf back in Australia earlier this year with the crowds and the atmosphere out at Royal Queensland in January, and I tend to feed off that.

"It's an event I'd love to win, being one of the marquee tournaments on the Australasian Tour and one that I've followed for a long, long time.

"It's also exciting to see the event backed by the DP World Tour again. I'm sure that will be attractive to other players because it offers up opportunities there.

"I'm a fan of the Royal Queensland layout, I think it fits my eye, and I hope and expect to play well there this year."

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