Simply Historical – What A Player!

After a stellar amateur playing career and turning professional in 2019, and then to go on and win the Scottish Open is a stupendous achievement.

To have pulled off the win at age 22 against one of the strongest fields this year is incredible testimony to a young player who never gave up hope to win.

Playing against the world number one and number three and a bunch of Major winners, the man who staged this incredible victory is Australia’s baby-faced “golf marauder” – Min Woo Lee! Not only did he display skill, prowess and a level of confidence that belied his tender age, but he crept up with stealth to end up on top of the leaderboard, to force a play-off at the 49-year old US$8 million tournament.

The youngster won a three-way playoff against Matt Fitzpatrick and Thomas Detry to clinch his second European Tour title.

The win is worth US$1.3 million to Min Woo who has also secured a place in this week’s British Open at Royal St. George’s.

Min Woo is the kid brother of the accomplished LPGA star Min Jee Lee.

Another Australian, Wade Ormsby had earlier won 204 bottles of whisky for making a hole-in-one on the 12th, one bottle for each yard of the hole.

Ian Poulter, Ryan Palmer and last week’s Irish Open winner Lucas Herbert finished a shot behind, with U.S. Open champion and world number one Jon Rahm another stroke back in seventh, a result which means he loses his No. 1 ranking to Dustin Johnson.

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