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Heart surgery didn’t stop Lee Bu-young from winning five senior tournaments

Lee Boo-young, 59, who never gave up golf after heart surgery, won the Korea Professional Golf Association’s (KPGA) third annual HONORS K Champions Open (total prize money 100 million won – winner’s share 16 million won).메이저놀이터

Lee shaved three strokes off her final round total to finish at 8-under-par 136 for a one-stroke victory at the Phoenix CC Mountain and Lake Course (Par 72) in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province, on Wednesday.

After the tournament, Lee said, “I felt good throughout the tournament and my iron shots were perfect. I was able to putt well and play confidently.” “I am thrilled to win after a long time. I would like to thank the Minseo E&C Golf Team and the full house for their generous support.”

Lee entered the senior ranks in 2014. In 2015, she won the Volvik KPGA Champion Tour and the Doruko KPGA Senior Golf Tournament, both in her second year of competition. The following year, in 2016, she won two KPGA Champion Tour events and became the KPGA Champion Tour money winner that year.

[SEOUL, South Korea] Lee Bu-young in action. 2023.07.12. (Photo courtesy of KPGA) *Resale and DB prohibited
Lee, who won two KPGA Champions Tour events in 2019, added another victory to her tally in nearly four years, bringing her career victory total on the senior stage to five.

He revealed his history of heart surgery, saying, “About two years ago, I collapsed from heart pain during a round. “It’s important for me to win the rest of the season, but it’s more important for me to be healthy and happy and play on the KPGA Champion Tour with my teammates,” he said.

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