ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – Tiger Woods helped train Min Woo Lee to hit the stinger shot. And, in a approach, Woods helped get up Lee forward of his early tee time in Spherical 1 of the 150th Open Championship.

Lee was within the first threesome out Thursday on the Outdated Course, enjoying at 6:35 a.m. native time. That meant a 4:30 a.m. wake-up name

Lee defined that he set his alarm appropriately and went to mattress at 8:30 p.m. He even tried to provide himself some good desires forward of his opening spherical.

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“I used to be watching Tiger in 2000 St. Andrews, profitable right here, earlier than I slept. For some cause, at 4 within the morning – I [had] closed the laptop computer and it began enjoying when it was closed. So, I do not know what was occurring. It woke me up at 4 o’clock,” Lee stated.

“However it was like Tiger holing a putt or one thing. It was humorous. Left at 4:45 and simply had a fast breakfast and bought going. I used to be a bit late for my warm-up.”

It didn’t appear to trouble him an excessive amount of. Lee eagled the par-4 third gap and had one other eagle on the par-5 14th, on his solution to a 3-under 69.

Considered one of Lee’s favourite pictures to make use of, particularly on hyperlinks programs, is the low-riding stinger. He stated he realized that from Woods himself throughout a 2016 clinic at Sage Valley.

This Thursday proved a lot better than per week in the past, when Lee opened his title protection on the Genesis Scottish Open in 77. He missed the lower at Renaissance and doesn’t have a top-10 this yr on both the PGA or DP World excursions.

This was a constructive step. One he hopes will result in continued steps in the fitting path.

 “It is a lengthy solution to go. However, truly, making a lower, I will be pleased with truly making a lower,” he stated. “And that is not the mentality. However I’m simply looking for one thing proper now. It has been a little bit of a battle this yr. So I am making an attempt.”

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