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Stacy Lewis

Stacy Lewis: Player Profile

 

Who is Stacy Lewis?

Stacy Lewis is one of the best American golfers of the 21st Century, with two majors and 14 professional titles to her name.

Lewis was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1985 and began playing golf at the age of 9. She was a decorated amateur, and a four-time All-American at the University of Arkansas. After missing her first year due to back surgery on a long-term scoliosis issue, Lewis came back and was in sublime form. She won the SEC Tournament and was named SEC Freshman Golfer of the Year. In 2006, she won the Women’s Western Amateur, before winning the NCAA Division I Championship a year later. 

She then won the LPGA NW Arkansas Championship on the LPGA Tour as an amateur, but the tournament is classed as unofficial as it only took place over one round due to rain. In 2008, Lewis made history at the Curtis Cup, becoming the first player to go a perfect 5-0-0 in a single edition of the tournament.

After turning professional in 2008, Lewis had to wait three years for her first victory, but it came on the grandest of stages. She was the winner at the Kraft Nabisco Championship (now known as the Chevron Championship). Two years later, she secured her second major crown, winning the AIG Women’s Open at St Andrews.

Lewis first played in the Solheim Cup in 2011 following her first major victory. She then played in four consecutive editions of the tournament, before then becoming vice captain for the next two tournaments. Lewis was the captain for Team USA at the 2023 edition of the competition.

Stacy Lewis | An Overview

Personal Information

Name: Stacy Lewis
Born: February 16, 1985
Nationality: United States
Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States 

Career

College: University of Arkansas
Turned Pro: 2008
Professional Wins: 14
Highest World Ranking: 1 – March 18, 2013

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
– Chevron Championship – WON (2011)
Women’s PGA Championship – T2 (2012)
US Women’s Open – 2nd (2014)
Evian Championship – T6 (2013)
– AIG Women’s Open – WON (2013) 

Professional Wins – 14

2007 (1) – LPGA NW Arkansas Championship
2011 (1) – Kraft Nabisco Championship
2012 (4) – Mobile Bay LPGA Classic, ShopRite LPGA Classic, Navistar LPGA Classic, Mizuno Classic
2013 (3) – HSBC Women’s Champions, RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, Women’s British Open
2014 (3) – North Texas LPGA Shootout, ShopRite LPGA Classic, Walmart NW Arkansas Championship
2017 (1) – Cambia Portland Classic
2020 (1) – Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open

Achievements and Awards

Golf Digest Amateur of the Year – 2007
Dinah Shore Trophy Award – 2007
LPGA Player of the Year – 2012, 2014
GWAA Female Player of the Year – 2012, 2014
LPGA Vare Trophy – 2013, 2014
LPGA Tour Money Winner – 2014

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Stacy Lewis

When and where was Stacy Lewis born?

Stacy Lewis was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1985. She began playing golf at the age of 9 and credits her parents for being influential. 

When did Stacy Lewis turn professional?

Lewis turned professional in 2008 and quickly became a member of the LPGA Tour. She already had a win on the tour as an amateur, at the LPGA NW Arkansas Championship but the win is unofficial due to the tournament being shortened due to incessant rain.

How many major titles has Stacy Lewis won?

As of September 2023, Lewis is a two-time major champion. She won her first major title in 2011, when she took the victory at the Kraft Nabisco (now Chevron) Championship. Two years later, the American won the Women’s British Open at St Andrews. Lewis has a total of 14 titles on the LPGA Tour. 

Did you Know?

Amateur and Professional World No.1

Lewis is one of few golfers to have been both World No.1 in the amateur and professional games. She reached the summit of the World Amateur Golf Rankings in 2008, before becoming the No.1 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings in March 2013.

Showing Major Class

Along with her two major championship victories, Lewis has a total of 20 top-10 finishes at the sport’s biggest events. 12 of those are top-5 finishes, including six at the Chevron Championship, one of the majors that the American has in her trophy cabinet.

Battling Through Scoliosis

During her formative and teenage years, Lewis wore a back brace to correct a curvature in her spine, which was due to scoliosis. She only took the brace off when she was playing golf. Lewis would miss the first season of collegiate golf due to surgery on the problem.

Curtis Cup Perfection

In 2008, Lewis was a member of the American Curtis Cup team. She made history that year, becoming the first player to ever go 5-0-0 in the competition.

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