Minjee Lee’s fifth profession LPGA Tour win got here in 2019 on the Hugel-Air Premia L.A. Open. After the occasion was canceled final yr due to the coronavirus pandemic, she’s again to defend this week in Southern California.
Lee, 24, joined Amy Rogers and Adam Stanley on this week’s “The Amy and Adam Show” podcast to focus on what it was like going again to her native Australia during the LPGA’s hiatus final yr and the “culture shock” she confronted when she returned to the U.S. to resume tour life.
“In Perth we didn’t have to put on masks, so I wasn’t prepared for the way it was like to put on a masks all over the place. Once I obtained again to the States I used to be like, ‘Oh man, this is so different.’ You would by no means assume it was this dangerous in Perth or Australia; you solely see it on the information,” she said in the podcast. “With every part going on all over the place else in the world you see all people being cautious, however in Perth, we had been cautious, however they shut the borders so nobody may get in or out. In that sense it was very secure in Perth, however then once more after I obtained right here it was nearly like a tradition shock, actually.”