K.H. Lee doesn’t have an extraordinary course history at El Camaleon. However, he began to hit his peak on the PGA Tour in 2021 and his last appearance at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba came a year prior.
The South Korean is a bit of a late bloomer now at age 31, but better late than never to unlock his talent. Lee is a two-time PGA Tour winner going back-to-back the last two years at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
He continued to rack up made cuts and parlayed a T-5th at the BMW Championship into his first trip to East Lake.
Not only that, but Lee made his International team debut at the Presidents Cup this fall. He couldn’t help his side to an all-time upset, but Lee was far from the issue. He posted a 2-1-0 record at Quail Hollow and won his match Sunday against Billy Horschel.
The momentum continued a couple weeks ago at the CJ Cup. In an event that was supposed to be in his home country, he still looked at home at Congaree in South Carolina. Lee finished in third place, only two shots behind Rory McIlroy and ahead of 14 of the top 20 players on the leaderboard.
Now, back to his resume at Mayakoba. Lee owns two made cuts in three tries. The best effort came in his 2018 debut when he carded T-29th (66-66-72-69).
Last season on the PGA Tour, Lee gained strokes in every category except for on approach, where he lost a measly .009 shots per round.