It’s about time for Minjee Lee to be putting her first major championship title on her résumé and I can’t think of a better place to do that than the Women’s British Open. She has 3 career Tour victories and 22 top-10s. She’s enjoying a very strong season and her game’s been trending up since late June. Her solo 8th at the Ladies Scottish Open impressed.
I think Lee can easily improve on her best Women’s British Open to day, a T9 in 2015, her rookie year, although you need to be aware that I like Minjee Lee a whole lot more than the oddsmakers.
Lee’s game is suited to Kingsbarns. She’s not especially long off the tee but she knows how to move her ball around and keep it going in the right direction. She ranks 17th on the Tour in GIR. Her putting is respectable and her ability to score is outstanding. She ranks 14th on the Tour in overall scoring average and 12th in rounds under par. She’s 7th in rounds in the 60s and 8th in sub-par holes.
This could be Minjee Lee’s week, regardless of what the oddsmakers are doing.