Just like her fellow Medalist Club member Tiger Woods, LPGA Tour golfer Stacy Lewis is on top. After winning tournaments in two of the last three weeks and finishing ninth last week, Lewis takes the top spot in the Rolex Rankings for the first time in her career, just in time for the season’s first major.
Two years ago, the Palm Beach Gardens resident got her first professional win on tour at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Since that victory, Lewis has won six more times on tour (including twice already this year) and won Player of the Year honors in 2012.
Lewis is only the second American since 2006 to be ranked number one in the world thanks to her run of four top ten finishes in five events. Going into this week, Lewis leads the tour in eleven statistical categories, including scoring average, player of the year points, and U.S. Solheim Cup Team points.
Lewis will return to Mission Hills Country Club in California for this week’s Kraft Nabisco Championship. This time around though she won’t be the underdog, but the favorite with the target on her back.
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