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‘Jordan Saw This and Withdrew’: Days Before the $9,500,000 Event, PGA Tour Pro’s ‘Saucy’ Skill Leaves Golf World Astonished

Published 05/10/2023, 9:38 AM EDT

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The AT&T Byron Nelson is all set to kick off in Texas on Thursday, with the likes of Scottie Scheffler, Jason Day, Hideki Matsuyama, and more headlining the event. South Korea’s K.H. Lee is also returning to defend his title and will be hoping to pick up the trophy for a third time.

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As golfers gear up to compete for the $9.5 million prize purse, Australia’s Min Woo Lee has drawn great praise from fans of the sport. Ahead of the event, the 27-year-old took to Instagram to show off his golfing chops at Texas’ TPC Craig Ranch, with many commending his “sick shot.

PGA Tour pro Min Woo Lee draws praise ahead of AT&T Byron Nelson event


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Before the biggest names in golf head to New York for the year’s second Major, players will be going head-to-head in Texas for the AT&T Byron Nelson event. Golf enthusiasts will also have their eyes on Aussie golfer Min Woo Lee, who appears to be in sharp form off late.

On Tuesday, Lee shared a video of him hitting a sensational wedge shot, further wowing his fans. “Some saucy nippers this week,” the golfer wrote in the caption.


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Fans were left stunned by the shot, with one asking, “literally how.” “Crisp as chips,” said another. “Sick shot, Zoysia helps too.

Some people were also curious about his technique, as one inquired, “What’s you’re technique for hitting these kinda wedge shots? What do you change in you’re setup/ swing @minwoo27lee.”  Meanwhile, another wrote, “Teach us the way of the Jedi.

Jordan saw this and withdrew,” read another hilarious comment. On Monday, many fans were left feeling hugely disappointed after 3-time Major winner Jordan Spieth, announced his withdrawal from the PGA Tour event due to his left wrist injury. His chances of appearing at the PGA Championship later this month also remain shrouded in mystery.

The first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson event will kick off on Thursday, with 12 of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking among the top contenders for the title.

What is the winner’s payout at the AT&T Byron Nelson event?

Like many other events in the PGA Tour, the AT&T Byron Nelson tournament also boasts an elevated prize purse this year. Golfers will compete for a share of the $9.5 million purse, which is comparatively higher than last year’s $9.1 million purse.


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The winner at TPC Craig Ranch will walk away with an incredible $1,710,000 in earnings. Last year’s winner K.H. Lee took home $1,638,000 after beating Spieth. Additionally, the runner-up will earn a whopping $1,035,000. In addition to the prize money, the tournament winner will also earn crucial OWGR points, and FedEx Cup points.

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Abantika Ghosh

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Abantika is a fresh writer at EssentiallySports who was chosen in the recent round of ‘ES Draft’ for her strong passion for golf writing. Even in her early days, Abantika has displayed an impressive ability to cover golf with gripping and insightful stories backed by thorough research. Her inspiration comes from the words of the legendary golfer and flag-bearer of the PGA Tour, Rory McIlroy: "As long as I keep enjoying my golf, then hopefully I'll be able to play well," which motivates her to continue writing engaging pieces.

Edited By: Manaal Siddiqui