What is it that finally turned things around for Alison Lee?
Turns out it was a round of golf with Fred Couples in September at the Berenberg Invitational. Couples reached out to someone after the round to get Lee’s number and then sent her a note saying: “Hey, I didn’t get to tell you during the round, but you are fricking good.”
That opened the door to an ongoing text exchange that has continued for several months. Lee gets emotional talking about it, calling Couples her No. 1 fan the last several months. He calls her “Mrs. Monster.”
“Like he just was hammering into me like, you need to believe. You’re a good player. You need to go out there and believe,” she said.
In South Korea at the BMW Ladies Championship, Lee felt a shift. She lost in a playoff to Minjee Lee and then won the next week on the LET in Saudi Arabia. Last week at The Annika, she finished runner-up again.
Lee’s scoring average in her last four starts, including CME, is 65.62.
“I feel so in tune with myself and my game,” said Lee. “I haven’t felt like this in a really long time.”