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Stacy Lewis Solheim Cup

Meet Team USA Solheim Cup Captain Stacy Lewis

This will be her seventh involvement in the Solheim Cup, but who is Team USA captain Stacy Lewis?

 

Stacy Lewis will lead the American Solheim Cup squad at Finca Cortesin in September, but who is the Team USA captain?

Lewis has ticked off pretty much everything during her career. World No 1, major champion and Solheim Cup winner on two occasions.

The 38-year-old was announced captain of the US Solheim Cup team in February of last year.

“To be named captain for the USA Solheim Cup Team is an incredible honour and I’m beyond grateful to the Committee for choosing me,” Lewis said after she was announced as the skipper.

“I have so many amazing memories from my years on the team and the two opportunities I’ve had to work alongside the team. I absolutely love the Solheim Cup and I want 2023 to be as great an experience for my team as my years wearing Red, White and Blue have been for me.

“I have learned so much from the past captains on the Solheim Cup Committee, and the fact that they chose me to lead this team is one of the proudest moments of my career.

“Juli [Inkster] gave me my first taste of captaincy when she asked me to help her with the singles lineup in Germany in 2015. Being an assistant captain for Pat [Hurst] was honestly the most fun week I’ve had at a Solheim Cup. I’m more than ready to step into this role.”

Lewis has been involved in the Solheim Cup on six occasions, four times as a player. She made her debut in the competition in 2011 and played in four successive editions of the tournament.

The American would have then played in 2019 as well, but injury ruled her out. Instead, she was a Vice Captain, the same role she fulfilled two years later.

Lewis’ career in the individual game is just as high-profile. The American is a two-time major champion, with her first professional victory on the LPGA Tour coming in the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

She became World No 1 a year later, before then winning a second major championship in 2013. Lewis was victorious at the Ricoh Women’s Open.

In total, Lewis has 13 LPGA Tour titles and 20 top-10 finishes in major championships.

Following the postponement of the 2020 Ryder Cup to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Solheim Cup will revert back to even-numbered years.

The Solheim Cup will be played for the second consecutive year in 2024, where Lewis will once again be captain, this time on home soil.

Can Stacy Lewis lead Team USA to a first Solheim Cup win in six years? Let us know your thoughts with a Tweet!

Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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