CHASKA, MINNESOTA | After winning the U.S. Women’s Open, Jeongeun Lee6 apologized for not being able to speak English. In the happiest moment of her young life – a moment that not only altered her career but provided a measure of stability for her family; a moment that left both Six and her manager and translator Jennifer Kim in tears – the 23-year-old South Korean promised to work on her foreign language skills so she could speak to a Western audience after her next victory.
The fact that she came within a couple of back-nine putts from making the ShopRite LPGA Classic in New Jersey her next win a week after the Open might have forced her to break that vow. But Six was ready by the time she arrived at this week’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Her first question was about Hazeltine National. In flawless, albeit slow English, Six said, “The course setup is amazing. And the KPMG Championship really seems like a PGA tournament.”
The line was obviously memorized and she beamed like a kid after reciting it. Just another in a series ...
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