Although drastically different, winning the U.S. Women’s Open and moving to a foreign country share a lot more in common than a first glance might suggest.
When Jeongeun Lee6 won the prestigious major championship in 2019, it was all new — from hoisting a trophy, on the LPGA Tour to the recognition that came with finding the winner’s circle. Moving to Irving, Texas in January of this year was also new. The perception that came out of these top-down processes ultimately impacted Lee6 in a positive way: winning is contagious and setting up a United States home base might provide the fuel for more of it.
“I think they are similar experiences, and very good experiences for me, yeah,” Lee6 said with a radiant smile. “It hasn’t been that long [since I moved here], so I still feel like I’m settling in. Also, I have been playing so many tournaments and I’m hardly here [lately].”
In 12 starts this year, Lee6 has played the weekend 11 times with a season-best result of a tie for seventh at the HUGEL-AIR PREMIA LA Open. Despite the steady play, she is searching for more.
“It’s too bad that I only made one top-10. I’m adjusting my swing currently, not 100% comfortable with it yet but it is getting there,” said Lee6. “My backswing is a little high, so I miss a lot of shots left. I am fixing my backswing to a little bit lower backswing. That’s it.”
With that tweaking, Lee6 has one goal in mind and that objective should help pay for her second goal.