This past Sunday at the Country Club of Charleston, South Carolina, professional South Korean golfer Jeongeun Lee6 won the 74th annual U.S. Women’s Open and the purse of $1 million – the largest cash prize of the Women’s Open in history. Lee6 – who turned 23 last week – has pursued golf as an amateur since the age of 4 years old, after her father became paralyzed in a vehicular accident after falling asleep behind the wheel.
“By looking at my family situation back then, I thought about wanting to play golf because I wanted to support my family no matter what,” Lee6 said through a translator. “I told my family that I wanted to play on the LPGA Tour for a long time. I want to thank my family, who are in Korea watching me on TV and supporting me all the time. I couldn’t imagine it without you guys, with all your support.” 
And, in case you’re wondering, Lee6’s name isn’t a typo – she’s the sixth professional golfer named Jeongeun Lee in KLPGA history. In regard to her surname, her fan club in South Korea is called “Lucky 6.”
During Sunday’s U.S. Women’s Golf Open 2019, Lee6 shot a 1-under 70, experiencing some turbulent moments after starting on a three-stroke lead with three to play to hold off third-round co-leader, Celine Boutier. Lee6 was in the lead by three after a birdie on the par-5 15th, however, received bogeys on the 16th and 18th, giving Boutier a chance over the last two holes.
In the end, Lee6 finished at 6-under 278 to win the U.S. Women’s Open purse of $1 million. The tears streamed down her face upon realizing her victory has made the tournament’s history.
Our staff of golf enthusiasts looks forward to more victory’s from Jeongeun Lee6 in the future to come. Stay up to date with our South Florida golf course for more golf news, tips, and more!
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November Wraps Up the End of This Year’s LPGA Tour Events
The Ladies Professional Golf Association, which most golfers know as the LPGA, is wrapping up the season. Of all the LPGA tour events in history, this year’s tour schedule has had the largest winning purse and most competitors of any other LPGA tour event schedule.
There are only three remaining LPGA tour events for the year:
November 4 – 6: TOTO Japan Classic
November 10 – 13: Citibanamex Lorena Ochoa Invitational
November 17 – 20: CME Group Tour Championship
November 30 – December 3: Qualifying tournament for next year’s LPGA stage III
This year’s CME Group Tour Championship will take place on another one of our great golf courses in South Florida, the Tiburon Golf Club – Gold Course in Naples, Florida.
The golfer who ranked up and won the most tournaments this year is none other than Ariya Jutanugarn, who will be defending five wins in next year’s LPGA tour events schedule.
More exciting news for those of us who are looking forward to next LPGA tour schedule, LPGA officials announced a new tournament addition to the LPGA tour events schedule next year: The Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. The announcement was made last November, the last month of the golfing calendar every year, when all golfing eyes are on the LPGA.
The Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic will not be gracing any golf courses in South Florida this year, but is set for July 3 – 9, 2017.
July and August are the months for all things golf! Fed Ex Cup playoffs begin August 25 and last for the entire month. What has always been interesting about the FedEx Cup is that it is the first tournament to have a playoff system, making it different than any other golf tournament and more difficult to have accurate FedEx Cup predictions. None the less, Deer Creek Golf Club staffs golfing professionals who have the following FedEx Cup predictions to make:
Naturally, 2016 FedEx Cup predications cannot leave out last year’s champion Jordan Spieth. Spieth has been surrounded by controversy since his public “meltdown” earlier this year, and analysts flood the internet with possible reasons for his losing streak, but championship golf courses in Deerfield Beach think that Spieth will come around and be a contender in this year’s FedEx Cup. At a press conference following the Masters, Spieth mentioned that he gets far too down on himself, and that was partly what lead to his massive defeat at the Masters; but, Deer Creek hopes that Spieth has recovered and will bring his A-game like last year.
Australian-born Jason Day seems to be the new darling of the golf world. Day was a hopeful to win the PGA Tour Championship and be the second golfer in history to win it back-to-back (Tiger being the first), which makes him a likely contender for FedEx Cup predictions.
Dustin Johnson, known as DJ, is still due for his breakthrough in the world of championship golf. Most have had high hopes for Johnson since the start of the 2016 golf season, but so far he hasn’t lived up to his 2015 season. Still, he is a major contender for the 2016 FedEx Cup title.
Deer Creek Golf Club would like to officially congratulate Jimmy Walker for a fantastic round of golf and for winning the Wanamaker Trophy! The PGA Tour Championship was difficult this year, and through the bad weather and all the ups and downs, one thing is certain: you couldn’t write this kind of action if you tried!
J-Walk played a bogey-less round on the Baltusrol golf course, which earned him the title of PGA Tour Champion 2016 and he played a great game. The Deer Creek Golf Club pros have seen some impressive games of golf, but we can all agree that Jimmy Walker played against incredible obstacles to take this year’s PGA Tour Championship title.
The uphill battle that was the PGA Tour Championship this year was astounding.
First, the officials allowed “preferred lies”, something that does not happen in majors. Bad weather leading up to the championship had drenched the lower course with four inches of rain during the days preceding the game.
Jason Day, a favorite to win the PGA Tour Championship, was hot on J-Walk’s heels. A three stroke lead Walker had created was close to a single shot lead on the 18th hole, and Walker felt the pressure. His first stroke put him in the rough to the far right of the hole, this played out like a movie more than real life.
On the back nine, Walker took breaks on the 11th and 17th to wait for the crowd noises from Jason Day’s shots to dissipate. The pressure was intense, but the 37-year-old, 70.251 average shooter took the trophy.
Those who were hoping for Jason Day to win (a victory that would put Day in the same camp as Woods as the only golfer to win the Wanamaker back to back on strokes), were disappointed sure, but no one can be disappointed in the action that unfolded this year. Congratulations Jimmy Walker!