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Lydia Ko isn’t the only top-three player in the world with a new looper this season. Minjee Lee will begin her 2023 campaign next week in Thailand with a different caddie.

Lee, who won the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles and the 2021 Amundi Evian Championship, has parted ways with veteran caddie Jason Gilroyed after five seasons. Gilroyed was also on the bag when Cristie Kerr won the 2007 USWO at Pine Needles.

Lee’s agent confirmed to Golfweek that Lee’s new caddie will be Rance De Grussa, a fellow Australian who is also from Perth. De Grussa has mostly worked on men’s tours, most recently for Jason Scrivener.

Lee, an eight-time winner on the LPGA, begins her ninth season on tour at the Honda LPGA Thailand. The 26-year-old finished second on the money list last season with $3,809,960, trailing only Lydia Ko. She also won the season-long LPGA Tour Aon Risk Reward Challenge and its $1 million prize.

Minjee Lee of Australia prepares to play a shot from the ninth fairway during the final round of the 77th U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club on June 05, 2022 in Southern Pines, North Carolina. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)