Lee siblings the hottest brother-and-sister-act in golf

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Min Woo Lee (left) and big sister Minjee (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

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There is no hotter brother-and-sister act in golf at present than Min Woo Lee and big sister, Minji.

Between the pair of Aussie-born golfers they’ve won 17 tournaments on six different tours and four different continents, and this after both created history in becoming the first brother and sister act to capture the US Junior Amateur Championship – Minji in 2012 and brother Min Woo in 2016.

The 28-year-old Minji is a two-time women’s major champion, capturing the 2021 Evian Championship and the US Women’s Open a year later, while 25-year-old Min Woo’s best showing in his 10 major championship appearances was an impressive T5 at this year’s US Open in Los Angeles.

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And what has been uncanny of late is that, in classic sibling one-upmanship, when one wins a tournament, the other wins soon after.

In early July 2021, Min Woo captured one of the biggest DP World Tour events with victory at the Scottish Open and then a fortnight later sister Minji got her maiden major at the Evian Championship.

We saw the same last month when Min Woo won his first title at the Asian Tour’s Macau Open, and a week later Minji captured the LPGAs BMW Championship in South Korea.

And to take this back-to-back winning trend in the Lee family just one point further, earlier last week Minji was honoured by the Australian PGA with a third Greg Norman medal, as the best performing Australian golfer of 2023.

Five days later her brother captured the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship.

Min Woo spoke of this uncanny family golfing trend soon after winning at Royal Queensland.

“It’s funny, because every time I win it seems like next week she wins, so if you guys want to put some money on my sister winning next week, you’ll probably win,” he said smiling.

“It’s cool. If I win next week or she doesn’t win, it will be nice to have that for the Christmas and for the New Year’s break, have it for a few weeks, that will be nice.

“But I’m obviously trying to be as good as I can and she’s one of a kind. She’s a really great golfer and she’s not slowing down. She knows she slowed down early in the year but she’s found a way to win again, which was a near career ending kind of putter yips and now she’s slowly overcoming that.

“It’s pretty special to see that hard work really happens. That’s not a secret to anyone, she’s always worked hard and hopefully I can follow in her footsteps and keep winning tournaments.”

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