Talking points of the week

Australia’s Minjee Lee claimed a five shot victory at the 2018 Oates Vic Open.

The 21 year old finished -13 at the first event of the year for the Ladies European Tour (LET), held at 13th Beach Golf Links in Victoria, Australia. She also won the competition as an amateur in 2014.

“I was a little bit nervous out there, coming down the stretch, but I think I put that pressure on myself, so it’s nice to come out with a win,” Lee said. “I don’t think I’ve won at home since the Vic Open so it’s really nice to win in Australia again.”

Georgia Hall, who won the LET Order of Merit 2017, also had a promising start to the season.

She finished tied third with Australia’s Hannah Green, and had a final score of 7-under par.

As the only golf event in the world where men and women play for equal prize money, Cheyenne Woods also voiced her opinion on why more tournaments should be mixed.

Meanwhile, Suzann Petterson made headlines after a Norwegian newspaper quoted her as saying that Donald Trump ‘cheats in golf’.

However, the LPGA player quickly dismissed the claims, stating that the words had been twisted to make a headline.

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