CME Group Tour Championship

Friday, November 17, 2023

Naples, Florida, USA

Tiburon Golf Club

Minjee Lee

Flash Interview

Q. Here with Minjee Lee. Another solid round here at the CME Group Tour Championship. What's been the best part of your game over the last two days that's helped you through these two rounds?

MINJEE LEE: I definitely think my mid-irons have been really good. I've been driving it pretty well also. Probably just a couple loose shots here and there today, but overall, mid-irons have been good.

Q. Of all the birdies, which you have a lot of, what stuck out today?

MINJEE LEE: 18, I mean, hit the flagstick, so that was pretty cool. And got to make birdie there, so it's always nice to finish on a good note.

Other than that, the first hole I hit it on the green in two, so that was nice, two-putt birdie.

Q. You've had some good finishes lately. What parts of your game are shaping up and how happy are you to see some good finishes, good game here towards the end of the season?

MINJEE LEE: Yeah, I feel like my ball striking has been pretty good.

It was more like my putting, it kind of -- wasn't as hot, say, the first half of the year, so I feel like I worked really hard in that area of my game, so to see it all kind of coming together at Kroger and Korea and even here, I'm feeling like -- it feels good because you get rewarded for how much effort you but you have put into that area.

No, it's good.

Q. Going into moving day where you assume always the rounds are going to be low, what sort of round are you hoping to put together tomorrow to stay near the top?

MINJEE LEE: I feel like everybody is kind of going low, everybody the first two days, so we'll see how the wind goes. If it gets up, maybe be a little bit more difficult.

But I think depending on the pin placements we can be quite aggressive, so hopefully a lot more birdies to come for the weekend.

Q. And last question. Obviously this is a big event that keeps getting bigger. What would it mean for you to win the CME Group Tour Championship and be the Race to the CME Globe champion?

MINJEE LEE: It's pretty great to be obviously a part of the LPGA and be a part of a tournament that Terry has elevated to such great heights.

So, you know, to win it would be such a great honor. Obviously just winning on the LPGA is really hard, so it's always special and always good if you're able to be at the top of the leaderboard come the last day.

So, yeah, no, hopefully it's a good weekend and we get to be in that position come the end of the day on Sunday.

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