Lee reckons it would be "pretty cool" to follow her younger sibling Min Woo Lee, who took the Scottish crown at The Renaissance Club a month ago in the build-up to the men's Open Championship.

And the 25-year-old believes she'll be playing more freely at the Dumbarnie links, just a few miles down the road from St Andrews as she prepares for the forthcoming AIG Women's Open, now that she has got rid of her tag of being the best woman player never to win a major.

"To be honest, it was kind of like a monkey off the back," said Lee on Wednesday, reflecting on her triumph in last month's Evian Championship.

"I think it would be pretty cool if I could pull off the Scottish Open victory and we did the double."  Minjee Lee.

"A lot of people have been talking about it for a really long time and just being able to call myself a major champion, it's pretty special to me – it's a really great feeling.

"I really do feel I can play a bit more freely now, especially in the majors. I had a lot of expectations that I put on myself to perform well. Now I can set different goals other than to win my first major – I've ticked it off and now I can set some more goals."

After her breakthrough victory in France and before going on to the Olympics, Lee went back to her United States base where she had a reunion with Min Woo, who she hadn't seen since his Scottish Open triumph and they were both able to celebrate the biggest wins of their careers.

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Asked if she'd always felt he had a big win in him, Lee smiled: "I think deep down yes, I think he's a really great player – but I wouldn't tell him because he'll get too big of a head!

"I think it would be pretty cool if I could pull off the Scottish Open victory and we did the double – and maybe I could!"

It won't be easy, though, when the event tees off on Thursday with a high-quality field including Lee's top Australian rival Hannah Green, who's coming off a successful Olympics where she narrowly missed a medal, finishing joint-fifth while Lee finished in joint-29th.

Green reckons that it feels like she's playing in a second home as her mum was born and raised in Fraserburgh, just three hours north of Dumbarnie links. Next week, with the Women's Open being played up the road in Carnoustie, she hopes her family will be out in force cheering her on.