Lee Cooks Up Victory at Aussie PGA: Let Him Serve Up Success

Min Woo Lee claims his first Australian PGA Championship title with a 3-under 68 in the final round, finishing 20 under for the tournament and securing a three-shot victory over Japan’s Riyuka Hoshino, who also carded a 68.

Hailing from Western Australia, the 45th-ranked Lee has popularized the catchphrase “let him cook.”

Lee’s celebratory antics began on the 17th hole, where he donned a chef’s hat, and joined the crowd in synchronized clapping. He further delighted spectators with a spectacular chip for an eagle at the par-5 ninth.

Reflecting on his stellar play, Lee described the eagle chip as “the best atmosphere shot I’ve ever hit.” The victory marks his fourth career title, following a wire-to-wire win at the Asian Tour’s Macau Open last month.

Notable performances also came from Marc Leishman and Curtis Luck, with Leishman carding seven birdies in a closing 64 to claim third place, and Luck finishing just behind in fourth.

Despite a promising start, Adam Scott slipped to sixth place after a final-round 70.

Lee’s victory at the Australian PGA, which is co-sanctioned by the Australasian Tour and DP World Tour, marked his third title on the European circuit. Looking ahead, he aims to secure a win on the European tour in 2023, following a successful season that included a tie for fifth at the U.S. Open.

Next up for Lee is the Australian Open, where he will compete in a joint tournament alongside his sister, two-time major winner Minjee Lee.


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