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‘Let him cook dinner’: Lee serves up victory at Aussie PGA


BRISBANE, Australia — Min Woo Lee began celebrating his first Australian PGA Championship title on the next-to-last gap Sunday when he placed on a chef’s hat and did a synchronized clap together with the boisterous crowd earlier than jogging off to the 18th.

He narrowly missed par on the final however nonetheless closed with a 3-under 68 to complete 20 underneath for the event and a three-shot win over Japan’s Riyuka Hoshino, who additionally closed with 68.

Lee, who’s ranked No. 45 and comes from Western Australia, has made “let him cook dinner” his well-liked catch phrase.

And so, with a four-shot lead going into the ultimate gap, he placed on a chef’s hat and clapped his arms above his head in time with the gang on the seventeenth, the so-called Social gathering Gap at Royal Queensland Golf Membership.

He additionally introduced the gang alive with a protracted chip for an eagle on the par-5 ninth.

“The perfect environment shot I’ve ever hit,” Lee stated. “That one, at that time, it was getting shut.

“I used to be in a reasonably common place. To chip that in — it was wonderful. It’s top-of-the-line pictures I’ve in all probability hit.”

Lee had a wire-to-wire win within the Asian Tour’s Macau Open final month for his first victory since 2021, and added this one rapidly on residence soil. It was his fourth profession title.

Marc Leishman made seven birdies in a closing 64 to maneuver into third place at 16 underneath, one forward of Curtis Luck (69). Joaquin Niemann of Chile was fourth at 13 underneath, his closing spherical 67 highlighted by an ace on the par-3 fourth.

Adam Scott slipped again to sixth place at 12 underneath with a 70 on Sunday after threatening Lee’s lead within the second and third rounds.

The Australian PGA, co-sanctioned by the Australasian Tour and DP World Tour, gave Lee a 3rd title on the European circuit.

“I’ve all the time thought I might win, but it surely took some time to recover from the hump,” he stated. “Two wins within the final month or so …. actually happy with it.”

He was focusing on a victory on the European tour in 2023 and whereas he didn’t obtain it within the season that ended final week, he nonetheless made it throughout the calendar yr that additionally included a tie for fifth on the U.S. Open.

Lee will play subsequent week on the Australian Open that has a joint event format to characteristic males’s and ladies’s fields. His sister, two-time main winner Minjee Lee, will even be taking part in in Sydney.



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