Minjee Lee is embracing the favouritism that comes with turning into a two-time major winner as she appears to be like so as to add one other on the Girls’s PGA Championship in Maryland this week.
World No.3 Lee arrives at Congressional Nation Membership in red-hot type after her runaway victory on the US Girls’s Open in North Carolina earlier this month adopted a Founders Cup win final month.
The 26-year-old pocketed a cheque $A2.5 million for US Open triumph with one other $A1.94 million on provide this week following the announcement in a single day that the general purse had doubled to $A13 million.
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The West Australian stated she was feeling assured fairly than underneath strain after claiming her second major title, which adopted her breakthrough major victory on the Evian Championship final July.
“I think definitely after Evian I got a little less pressure, like a monkey off my back,” Lee stated.
“I think going into the US Open and all the other majors I think I have a bit more confidence playing in them – more confident than extra pressure.”
It is the primary time the ladies have performed a major at Congressional, which final hosted a major of any type in 2011 when Rory McIlroy gained the US Open.
The Blue Course underwent a redesign that was accomplished final 12 months with the brand new structure inserting a premium on technique fairly than merely hit the ball straight from the tee.
Lee welcomed the strict take a look at it was set to offer.
“I like to embrace the challenge, and I think the harder the golf courses get, I think the better I play,” she stated.
“You do have to focus a little bit more on smaller details, so I think that’s where I kind of excel.
“Once I play underneath strain, that’s the place I excel as properly. I believe it simply actually units up properly.
“My caddie actually told me some holes even if you hit a good shot, you might not be rewarded so patience is the key around here.”
Presently ranked world No.21 Hannah Inexperienced gained the Girls’s LPGA Championship in 2019 and is in some good type after tying for twelfth ultimately week’s Meijer LPGA Traditional.
Jan Stephenson (1982) and Karrie Webb (2001) are different Australians to raise the famously massive trophy.
Lee can overtake Australian males’s greats Greg Norman and David Graham and be a part of Stephenson with a third major title.
“This trophy, I really want it because it’s so big – I really want to hold it up,” Lee stated.
“Two majors in one season, that’s just overtaken my dreams, so I think it would be really, really special.”