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Min Woo Lee continues to cook with amazing kick-in eagle from the pine straw at Australian Open

December 01, 2023

The glitziest golf field this week may be in the Bahamas, but the hottest player on the planet remains in Australia.

After claiming the Australian PGA Championship on Sunday, Min Woo Lee has opened up a commanding three-shot lead after two days at the Australian Open as he closes in on an impressive double Down Under. And he closed out his second round in spectacular fashion.

Facing a second shot from the pine straw on the par-5 18th hole at The Australian Golf Club (that's easy enough to remember), Lee managed to sling a 9-iron from 191(!) yards to within kick-in range. Have a look at the amazing approach shot to set up the easy eagle and a round of 64:

No one in golf right now is cooking quite like Lee, who also won the SJM Macao Open in October. Lee is 12 under through 36 holes at the DP Tour event, three shots clear of Patrick Rodgers and Connor Syme.

The 25-year-old Aussie has full PGA Tour playing privileges for 2024 after enough non-member FedEx Cup points to qualify for his card this past season. The younger brother of two-time LPGA major champ Minjee Lee is up to a career-best 38th in the Official World Golf Ranking—and climbing quickly.