Monday, March 18

Stacy Lewis Reaches Golf Summit

"I couldn't have dreamed that the kid who grew up wearing a back brace
is the No. 1 player in the world."
–Stacy Lewis

STACY LEWIS WON ANOTHER GOLF TOURNAMENT and ascended to No. 1 on Sunday. Trailing 54-leader Ai Miyazato by four shots heading into the final round, Lewis fired a blistering 64 to win the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup by three strokes. Lewis earned $225,000 for her second victory this season and fifth title in about nine months. Lewis donated $50,000 of her winnings to the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program, the charitable cause of the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup.

Stacy Lewis
Stacy Lewis, the woman who spent nearly seven years in a back brace and had surgery to insert a rod and screws on her spine to overcome scoliosis, is now the No. 1 player on the Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings. Following her victory at yesterday's RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, Lewis unseats Yani Tseng, who had spent the previous 109 weeks as No. 1.
"I'm having a blast on the golf course, and to be No. 1 in the world, it's what everybody out here on Tour is working for," Lewis said.
Seventh No. 1 Player

Lewis is the seventh player to sit atop the Rolex Rankings:

Annika Sorenstam - 60 weeks
Lorena Ochoa - 158 weeks
Jiyai Shin - 26 weeks
Ai Miyazato - 11 weeks
Cristie Kerr - 5 weeks
Yani Tseng - 109 weeks
Stacy Lewis - ?


Tony Jesselli (Tonyj5) said...

Who would have thought a year ago that Yani could possibly lose her #1 ranking. Stacy now has won 6 times since Yani's last victory.

The Armchair Golfer said...

It's amazing. A year ago I was wondering if Yani was going to win majors like a Nicklaus or a Woods. Things have really changed.