Superstar siblings Minjee and Min Woo Lee hope to provide a platform for the next wave of golf stars having signed on to host the Webex Players Series Perth at Royal Fremantle Golf Club.
In the first of a three-year deal, the inaugural Webex Players Series Perth will be played in January 2025, taking to six the number of Webex Players Series events on the Challenger PGA Tour of Australasia schedule.
A two-time Major winner and a nine-time winner on the LPGA Tour in the US, Minjee has called Royal Fremantle Golf Club home since the age of eight, with younger brother Min Woo also graduating from the club to golf’s biggest stages.
In their roles as tournament hosts, Minjee and Min Woo hope to provide mentorship to the young players who will tee it up and provide them with the opportunity to advance their careers and onto the world stage.
“I think it’s a real privilege for us to be able to host, especially in our home state and at our home club, Royal Fremantle,” said Minjee. “I’ve been here since I was eight years old so for a tournament like the Webex Players Series to come to Royal Fremantle is a really big deal. We’ve been waiting quite a while for this stuff so I think it will be really cool.”
“We were lucky enough to play a lot of the professional events before we turned pro and have that experience before we got to the big stage,” added Min Woo, a two-time winner on the DP World Tour.
“That definitely helped us to where we are now and I’m really excited to get the juniors playing as well and I think a lot of good names will come out of it.”
A world-first format where men and women compete against each other on the same golf course for the same trophy, the Webex Players Series also incorporates Junior Players Series events, along with All Abilities tournaments.
Webex Players Series Perth will join the WA Open and WA PGA Championship as one of the biggest professional events on the Western Australian golfing calendar – and both Lees believe this is great for the city.
“It’s really cool to showcase Royal Fremantle itself but also Perth. I don’t think we have too many events here so it will be nice to have a tournament at home,” said Minjee.
“Australia wants more golf tournaments everywhere,” said Min Woo. “I think it’s going to draw a lot of people out and get them really excited. I think there’s going to be a lot of hype.”
A version of this article first appeared on the PGA Australia website. Image used courtesy of The West Australian.