Min Woo Lee qualified in style for The 149th Open at Royal St George's – his first major appearance – by winning the abrdn Scottish Open the week before.
Lee went into the event ranked 240th in the world and produced a closing 64 containing six successive birdies on the front nine and then beat Matt Fitzpatrick and Thomas Detry with another birdie at the first extra hole.
Three months later, he was a runner-up to Fitzpatrick at the Andalucia Open and as well as finishing sixth on the Race to Dubai, which guaranteed his spot at The 150th Open at St Andrews, he moved into the game’s top 50.
He was already a winner on the DP World Tour after capturing the 2020 ISPS Handa Vic Open in his home country, beating New Zealander Ryan Fox by two. He added a third DP World Tour title to his name by winning the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship, again on home soil, in November 2023.
It also came four years after Minjee became US Junior Girls champion and was the first time such a double had been achieved.
Lee finished T41 at The 151st Open at Royal Liverpool in 2023.