CME Group Tour Championship

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Naples, Florida, USA

Tiburon Golf Club

Minjee Lee

Quick Quotes

Q. All right, a 3-under day but still up towards the top of the leaderboard. Overall how do you assess your moving day?

MINJEE LEE: Yeah, I played with Amy and felt like she putted the lights out. Yeah, no, she played great. I just felt like I was kind of trying to feed off her because she was doing so well today.

You know, I made a couple birdies coming down the back nine so that was nice.

And yeah, I mean, I'm close, but I think a five-shot difference to the lead is quite big. But, yeah, as long as I have a fast start tomorrow I think maybe I can put a little bit of pressure on the leaders.

Q. I was going to say, we've seen people come from behind five, six, seven shots. What is the mentality and the game plan going into the final day of the regular season here?

MINJEE LEE: Yeah, I think I won an event from eight shots back. That was a few years ago now.

Yeah, I think you never know what's going to happen in golf. Obviously you can't control what the other players are doing as well.

Yeah, my mentality is just going to be try and be as aggressive as I can and obviously play my game and just do the things that I can control to the best of my ability.

So, yeah, I'm just going to go out there and have fun for the last round of our regular tournament season, tournament of the season.

Q. I know you'll go to Australia and we'll probably talk about that tomorrow. Knowing that tomorrow is the final day of the LPGA Tour season, how much do you reflect as you maybe are coming down the last couple holes?

MINJEE LEE: Yeah, I feel like it always feels good when you're like walking down the last couple holes in your last event on the regular season.

So I don't know, I think it's going to feel great. Feels like it's been a long year. I've actually played the least amount of events in any of the years that I've been on tour, so, yeah, just feel like there has been a lot of travel this year.

I'm really looking forward to having some time off after Aussie Open and reset and obviously go on a little bit of a holiday and do some things for me, yeah.

Q. And that was a decision I think you talked about that, just wanting to take that time away and how much that's helped you.


Q. When you think about the moments where you are now, towards the top of the leaderboard, five shots back, how much do you think about the decisions you made and how they affected this season?

MINJEE LEE: Yeah, at the beginning of the year one of my goals was to be not so burnt out the back half of the year. I think when I took my break, those six weeks did me really well.

Just like how I was the headspace I was in. I think it was just good timing. So, yeah, no, I think obviously we have had a lot of events just like in a small amount of time.

It has really helped come the back half of this year. I think it shows I won two events in my last three starts so I think it has paid off.

FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sports
139247-1-1041 2023-11-18 22:39:00 GMT

ASAP sports

tech 129