PGA Tour fan favourite breaks finger on eve of The Masters

Australia's Min Woo Lee has broken his finger but will still play The Masters.

Min Woo Lee is injured and unwell ahead of The Masters
Min Woo Lee is injured and unwell ahead of The Masters

PGA Tour star Min Woo Lee has confirmed he will continue to play in The Masters as planned on Thursday despite breaking his finger in the gym last week.

Lee, 25, is also suffering with a bout of flu.

The Australian revealed to a pool of reporters on Tuesday that he 'dropped a dumb bell' on his hand while working out in the gym. 

Min Woo Lee
Min Woo Lee

Three-time DP World Tour winner Lee told the media after playing nine holes with his countrymen Cameron Smith, Adam Scott and Jason Day

“I was in the gym Saturday last week. I was just doing like a side bridge glute thing and it was literally my last rep, last set thing, and I threw the dumb bell down and somehow clipped my right ring finger. Broke it.

“So I went to the doctor and I thought it was OK because I could move it. It was just red. I thought it would be fine. Then they came in and said, ‘you’ve broken it’.

“So a lot of anxiety. This is the first time telling the public. We didn’t know as a team to tell or to not, and I felt like I should tell people because there was a lot of pressure on me playing well.”

Thankfully Lee is not feeling too much pain. 

Lee added: 

“I mean, [the] recovery was very miraculously good. I have it bandaged up right now. I hit my first shot for the last week on Friday, so hit my first full driver. Honestly, it’s actually amazing how fast the recovery was.

“It was bruised, still swollen, but not actually that painful which is really strange. Somehow I’m recovering very good, so icing and elevating as much as I can.”

Lee took to social media to inform his ardent fans he would still be playing in The Masters this week. 

'The Chef' as he is widely known tweeted in response to a PGA Tour post: 

"Was cooking too hard. Restaurant closed for now. Masters time now. Let Him Cook."



If all that wasn't bad enough for Lee, he is also suffering with a bout of flu. 

“You’re going to hear it from my voice. I’m not 100% yet. Other than that, I actually feel very all right. Could have been a lot worse. I’m pretty happy to be standing here and especially playing nine holes and give it 100%."

Lee's compatriot Smith was forced to withdraw from LIV Golf Miami last week due to illness.

The 150th Open champion is feeling brighter this week though as he goes in search of his first Green Jacket. 

Smith fell on his a*rse in Rae's Creek on Tuesday!

Lee is making his third appearance at The Masters this week. 

He finished T14 in 2022 but missed the cut last season.

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