Minjee Lee pipped Cameron Smith and her younger brother to claim a record third Greg Norman medal as the nation’s most successful golfer.
The 27-year-old world No.5 claimed two wins on the LPGA Tour this year to take her overall haul to 10 wins on tour.
Lee also notched eight top-20 finishes in a row and finishing tied 13 and tied eighth in her last four events.
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Lee dominated last year, taking the US Open and finishing second on the LPGA Tour’s money list.
“Minjee continues to represent Australian golf in the best way possible,” PGA of Australia chief executive Gavin Kirkman said at the event in Brisbane on Tuesday night.
“To now have 10 wins on the LPGA Tour, including two major championships, at such a young age establishes Minjee as one of our greatest golfers of all time.
“And yet, I am sure there is much more to come.
“Given the success our golfers have enjoyed throughout the world this past year, I commend the judges on what must have been a very difficult decision to pick between such worthy candidates.”
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Her brother, Min Woo was also in the conversation for the award after he won the Macau Open, finished fifth at the US Open and sixth at the Players Championship.
And Smith also could have had legitimate claims for a third Greg Norman Medal when he won twice on the LIV Tour, recorded two top-10 finishes in majors and won a third Australian PGA Championship.
Smith will defend his Australian PGA Championship title at Royal Queensland starting Thursday.
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