Minjee Lee outlines 2024 ambitions

29th Feb 2024

Minjee Lee

More Majors and an Olympic medal are the primary focus for Minjee Lee as she makes her 2024 debut at this week’s HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore.

A two-time runner-up at Sentosa Golf Club, Lee starts the year as the No.5-ranked player in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking thanks in no small part to her blistering finish to her 2023 campaign.

In her last seven starts in 2023, Lee won the Kroger Queen City Championship and the BMW Ladies Championship, was runner-up at the Hana Financial Group Championship and Women’s Australian Open, and had top-10 finishes at the Aramco Team Series – Riyadh and the CME Group Tour Championship.

Given her uncharacteristically slow start to the year, it was a dramatic form reversal that the 27-year-old hopes to carry into her 2024 campaign.

“I didn’t have the quick start to the year last year,” Lee said. “It was really nice to finish off with some confidence and a couple wins there and some good finishes. Hopefully I can keep the good momentum going into the start of this year.”

Now a two-time Major winner and with 10 career wins on the LPGA Tour, Lee’s resume is on a trajectory that will be LPGA Hall of Fame worthy by the time she finishes.

With five Majors on the line again in 2024 along with a potential third Olympic campaign in Paris, Lee may never have a greater opportunity to have the year of her life.

“It’s a big year with the Olympics and all the Majors,” said Lee, the only Australian golfer to compete at both the Rio and Tokyo Olympics. “They are always on the top of my priority list, I guess. Always want to be playing well in those and contending.”

Minjee makes her first LPGA Tour start of the year in this week’s Women’s World Championship in Singapore. She will partner Lydia Ko and Patty Tavatanakit in the first two rounds. The event will be aired live between 1:30pm-6:30pm AEST on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday on Fox Sports 505 and Kayo.

View live scoring from the event here.

Image credit: Getty Images

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

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