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Minjee Lee: She’s the Most Powerful Asian Woman in Golf

Minjee Lee’s moment in the spotlight couldn’t have come at a better time.

After shooting a thrilling final-round 66 at the Women’s British Open last month, Lee was honored with one of the final spots on the LPGA Hall of Fame. It also happened at a very important time for the 25-year-old Australian golfer. She and her partner Danielle Kang, a year-old professional, had just shot a 71-72 performance at the Saudi Ladies International golf tournament. Lee was already a household name in Asia, and even before their appearance in Riyadh she had climbed to the top 10 on the world golf ranking. It could be a key event in her long-term goal of joining the top 15. In 2014 she won the inaugural Skins Game, which included seven of the sport’s greatest female golfers, including Europe’s top golfer Natalie Gulbis.

Kang, 22, in her sixth year on the LPGA Tour, shot an 80 and tied for 114th after going for the best score on each hole. She’s rarely seen on television and rarely mentioned, but she earned our Woman to Watch Award in 2014. I’m sure the attention on Lee will have a special affect on the Korean-American.

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