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US Women’s Open champ Minjee Lee says her record $1.8 million payout is ‘big step’ forward

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  • Korean Australian golfer Minjee Lee received an unprecedented $1.8 million prize on Sunday after winning the U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina.
  • The victory elevated her ranking to No. 3 in the world in the updated Women's World Golf Rankings, relegating New Zealand’s Lydia Ko to the fourth spot.
  • After winning two of women's golf's five major championship trophies, the 26-year-old golfing star is now setting her sights on the next three this season.

Minjee Lee’s recent win at the U.S. Women’s Open in North Carolina has elevated her ranking to No. 3 in the world.

The updated Women’s World Golf Rankings show the Korean Australian golf player jumping a notch over New Zealand’s Lydia Ko, who has been relegated to the fourth spot.