Lee blunder costs full Euro Tour golf card

Australian golfer Min Woo Lee has missed out on a full European Tour card after earlier believing he had earnt the card.

MIN WOO LEE of Australia plays his approach shot during the Australian Open at Royal Sydney Golf Club in Sydney, Australia.
MIN WOO LEE of Australia plays his approach shot during the Australian Open at Royal Sydney Golf Club in Sydney, Australia. Picture: Matt King/Getty Images

Australian golfer Min Woo Lee says a blunder has cost him a full card on the European Tour next year.

Lee, the brother of women's world No.9 Minjee Lee, mistakenly believed he had earnt enough points to qualify for a full card.

But, in reality, Lee finished two positions outside of the top 115 golfers who automatically get a full card for next year.

"I missed out on a full card on the European Tour by two spots, probably only a couple of shots over the whole year," the 21-year-old posted on Instagram.

"I thought I had my tour card wrapped up earlier in the year but I was wrong. Which sucks.

"But lesson learnt. Give it your best and every shot does indeed count."

Lee turned professional at the start of the year and a string of solid performances in Europe had him believing he had secured a full card next year.

"You think about a putt or a shot you missed," he wrote.

"I'll have status next year and most likely play more events than I did this year, which is a still a pretty good effort from getting limited starts this year.

"I'll come back stronger and better."


AAP