TRANSCRIPT | Minjee Lee, 2020 Vic Open, Round 2


Q.  Minjee, well played again.  Right in the thick of things for the weekend at the Vic Open. MINJEE LEE:  Yeah, I had a pretty solid day today.  A little bit of a slow start.  I think I started with maybe five or six pars.  Yeah, it was nice to get it going towards the […]

Q.  Minjee, well played again.  Right in the thick of things for the weekend at the Vic Open.

MINJEE LEE:  Yeah, I had a pretty solid day today.  A little bit of a slow start.  I think I started with maybe five or six pars.  Yeah, it was nice to get it going towards the back of the front nine and then into the back nine.

Q.  You had a truckload of pars yesterday you were telling us.  Do you ever get frustrated in that situation or you just sort of know it’s going to happen eventually?

MINJEE LEE:  Well, I was trying to make the birdies, but ended up with pars.  I had a couple good saves in there also as well as a lot of birdie opportunities.  Yeah, today I holed a couple more putts, so that’s a good sign.

Q.  A wardrobe malfunction, shall we say?  Shall we talk about that?

MINJEE LEE:  I didn’t know until the 15th hole, maybe the 16th hole.  That was like my sixth hole.  Yeah, I just had to put my rain pants on, let’s just leave it at that.

Q.  Okay.  So you’re well placed for the weekend obviously.  Is there an advantage to you here over some of the other girls who haven’t been in that position at this tournament before?

MINJEE LEE:  I’ll definitely have my past experiences and obviously my other wins that I’ve had since I’m in this position.  There’s still a lot of golf to be played, so I’m just going to go one shot at a time and just play my own game.

Q.  Starting to get a little bit of a soft spot for the second hole?

MINJEE LEE:  A soft spot?  Oh, yeah, I eagled it today as well.  I don’t think we’ll be playing ‑‑ I’m not playing that course anymore, so I think I left it on a good note.

Q.  Five under twice around in one week.

MINJEE LEE:  Yeah, it was a good hole for me.

Q.  Is it worth any shots to you to have won this tournament before when it comes to the crisis on a Sunday afternoon?

MINJEE LEE:  Like I said before, probably with the experience that I’ve won here before, it’s maybe given me a little bit of confidence if I do get into that situation.  But yeah, I’m just going to try my best and try and have fun.

Q.  What about the fact that you were so close so often last year, does that come into your mind at all over the weekend?

MINJEE LEE:  I don’t think I played that well last year, to be honest.  I don’t think I even made the final day.  Yeah, like I said before, I’m just going to try and go out there and make as many birdies as I can and just try and give the crowd a good cheer.


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