|Jeongeun Lee6 Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||May 28, 1996|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Jeongeun Lee6 is a South Korean professional golfer who began competing in the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) Tour in 2017. She had started participating in events on the LPGA of Korea Tour in 2016, the year after she had turned pro. A teen prodigy, she had turned professional before her 20th birthday. Her best performances at the majors include the title triumph at the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open and 6th-place finishes at the 2018 Evian Championship and the 2019 ANA Inspiration event. For her performances in 2019, she had won the ‘LPGA Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year’ award. The same year, she had also achieved her peak world ranking of 7. Representing South Korea, she had won the ‘Gold’ medal in both the individual and the women’s team events at the 2015 Summer Universiade held in Gwangju, South Korea.
She splits her time between South Korea and Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Jeongeun Lee6, after her high school graduation, had joined, in 2016, the Korea University, a private research university in Seoul, South Korea, to pursue a degree in physical education.
- Father – Jung Ho (Former Truck Driver)
- Mother – Eunjin Ju
She is represented by Jennifer Kim, Business and Personal Manager, Chicago, Illinois, United States.
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Korean descent.
She often tends to dye her hair blonde.
- Toned physique
- Center-parted, shoulder-length, wavy hair
- Radiant face
Jeongeun Lee6 Facts
- Her father, a former truck driver, was paralyzed in an accident when she was just 4 years old. He has been wheelchair-bound since then.
- When she had joined the LPGA of Korea Tour in 2016, there were 5 other players with the same or similar names. It was then that she had decided to add ‘6’ at the end of her name to distinguish herself. In both 2017 and 2018, she was the leading money-winner on the LPGA of Korea Tour having won 4 events on the tour in 2017 and 2 in 2018.
- In her very first LPGA Tour event in 2017, she had finished in a tie for 5th place, at the U.S. Women’s Open. In November 2018, she had won the LPGA Q-Series and had joined the tour full-time in 2019.
- In June 2019, when she had won the U.S. Women’s Open by 2 strokes, it was not just her first major championship. It was also her first tournament win on the LPGA Tour. She thus became the 19th player in history to make the U.S. Women’s Open her first LPGA Tour victory.
- When she won the ‘LPGA Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year’ award in 2019, she had managed the feat with 5 events still remaining in the season. She had become the 13th Korean player to win the honor. She was also the 5 consecutive Korean golfer to achieve the feat following Jin Young Ko in 2018, Sung Hyun Park in 2017, In Gee Chun in 2016, and Sei Young Kim in 2015.
- Her fan club in South Korea is known as ‘Lucky 6’.
Featured Image by Jeongeun Lee6 / Instagram