Min Woo Lee to headline 2023 Australian Open field

11th Aug 2023

Perth’s Min Woo Lee has been confirmed as one of the big names competing in the 2023 ISPS HANDA Australian Open in Sydney this summer.

World number 47 Lee has enjoyed a spectacular year, highlighted by securing PGA Tour status for 2024 thanks to a string of high tournament finishes, including a top five at the US Open and top 10s in The Players Championship and Travelers Championship.

The Royal Fremantle product will take his place in the field for Australian golf’s showpiece event at The Australian Golf Club and The Lakes Golf Club from November 30-December 3.

The ISPS HANDA Australian Open will again feature the joint tournament format with the men’s and women’s Opens, as well as the Australian All Abilities Championship, being contested on the same golf courses at the same time. The combined events will carry a minimum prize purse of AU$3.4m.

Lee will be joined in the field by DP World Tour and PGA Tour winner Lucas Herbert and LPGA Tour star Stephanie Kyriacou with more stellar names expected to be announced in the build-up to the competition.

Golf Australia CEO James Sutherland said Lee’s unique flare and outgoing personality would be a big hit when he comes back home this summer.

“Min Woo is one of the most exciting golfers in the world, and we are thrilled to see him back,” Sutherland said. “A fantastic ambassador, Min Woo continues to take the game head-on and this approach resonates strongly with his growing number of fans here and overseas.”

A version of this story first appeared on the Golf Australia website.