Lee Bo-mi, who was very popular in Japan with her bright smile and outstanding skills, has ended her career on the Japan Ladies Professional Golf (JLPGA) tour.
According to Kyodo News, Bo-mi Lee missed the cut after completing the second round of the JLPGA Tour Masters GC Ladies Tournament held in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan on the 20th, ending the official competition of the Japan Tour.
Bomi Lee already announced through her management company in February that she would retire from the Japanese stage at the end of this season.
Bo-mi Lee, who entered the JLPGA tour in 2011 after playing the Korea Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour, won 21 times and was the top prize money winner for two consecutive years in 2015 and 2016.
Kyodo News reported that when Lee Bo-mi’s last round ended, Japanese fans held a ‘surprise retirement ceremony’ at the clubhouse.
Lee Bo-mi, who gained great popularity in Japan with the nickname ‘Smile Candy’, also became a hot topic by marrying actor Kim Tae-hee’s younger brother, Lee Wan, in December 2019.