Min Woo Lee chips in for an unlikely eagle at BMW PGA Championship

An unlikely eagle at the closing hole saw Min Woo Lee save his round at the BMW PGA Championship.

Min Woo Lee wasn’t having the best opening round at the BMW PGA Championship. Three bogeys in his opening nine holes left the 25-year-old Aussie golfer facing an uphill battle to make the cut. But in a sign of his maturity, Lee battled back with a birdie at the 13th and then closed with a birdie, and a spectacular, unlikely eagle at the closing two holes.

Ensuring the waterway in front of the 18th green wouldn’t come into play, Lee rocketed his approach shot to the par-5 closing hole at Wentworth over the green.

After taking a free drop because the grandstand was interfering with his next shot, Lee played a delicate chip shot back down the hill and saw his golf ball fall into the hole for an unlikely eagle.

Lee concluded his round at 1-under par, securing 46th place, eight strokes behind the leader, Denmark’s Marcus Helligkilde. Among the Australian contenders, Jason Scrivener led the way with an impressive opening round of 4-under par 68, while Adam Scott shares the same score as Lee at 1-under par.

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