Stacy Lewis (born February 16, 1985) is an American professional golfer on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour. She has won two major championships: the Kraft Nabisco Championship in 2011 and the Women's British Open in 2013. She was ranked number one in the Women's World Golf Rankings for four weeks in 2013, and reclaimed the position in June 2014 with a victory at the ShopRite LPGA Classic for another 21 weeks.
Lewis at the 2013 Women's British Open
|Born||February 16, 1985|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Residence||Palm Beach Gardens, Florida|
|College||University of Arkansas|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 2009)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|LPGA of Japan Tour||1|
|Best results in LPGA major championships|
|ANA Inspiration||Won: 2011|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T2: 2012|
|U.S. Women's Open||2nd: 2014|
|Women's British Open||Won: 2013|
|Evian Championship||T6: 2013|
|Achievements and awards|
Born in Toledo, Ohio, Lewis grew up in Texas at The Woodlands outside of Houston, and graduated from The Woodlands High School in 2003. Suffering from scoliosis, which was diagnosed at age 11 and treated by a spinal fusion when she was in high school, Lewis missed her first collegiate golf season recovering from the surgery.
Lewis was a decorated amateur and a four-time All-American at the University of Arkansas. She redshirted her first year while recovering from her back surgery. As a redshirt freshman in 2005, she won the Southeastern Conference Tournament and was named SEC Freshman Golfer of the Year. In 2006, she won the Women's Western Amateur.
In her 2007 season, though a back injury kept her out of the SEC Tournament, Lewis won the NCAA Division I Championship and was selected Golf Digest Amateur of the Year. She also received the National Golf Coaches Association Dinah Shore Trophy. Following the college season, she won the 92nd Women's Southern Amateur and finished second in individual play in leading the U.S. team to a victory at the Copa de las Americas.
She qualified for the 2007 U.S. Women's Open in North Carolina, shot 78-73 in the tournament and missed the cut by three strokes to finish tied for 93rd. Two months later, Lewis finished first in the 2007 LPGA NW Arkansas Championship, a professional LPGA tournament. Due to rain, the tournament was shortened to one round and Lewis's win was declared unofficial.
In her senior season in 2008, Lewis again won the SEC Tournament and was selected SEC Golfer of the Year and SEC Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year. She was named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America team for the second time and NGCA All-America for the fourth time.
As a member of U.S. Curtis Cup team in 2008, Lewis became the first player ever to go 5–0 in a single Curtis Cup. The 2008 edition was held at the Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland in late May and early June, and was her last competition as an amateur. The U.S. won 13 to 7 for a sixth consecutive victory over Great Britain & Ireland.
Following the Curtis Cup victory, Lewis turned professional, prior to competing in sectional qualifying for the U.S. Women's Open. She won medalist honors in the Garland, Texas, sectional on June 9 to qualify for her first tournament as a professional. Lewis was tied for ninth after 36 holes and shot a 67 (−6) in the third round to lead the field, but a final round 78 (+5) left her tied for third, five strokes behind winner Inbee Park. She competed in seven events on the LPGA tour in 2008, with two top-10 finishes and earned over $247,000.
Before 2009, Lewis was not a member of the LPGA Tour or any other professional golf tour. She was eligible to play in the U.S. Women's Open after successfully competing in the sanctioned qualifying process. She then tried to earn her LPGA Tour card in 2008 through the use of sponsor's exemptions, but was not successful.
As a result, she went to sectional qualifying in September in California and advanced to the final stage of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament in Florida in December, an event which garnered considerably more press coverage than normal, due to the presence of Michelle Wie. Lewis finished as the medalist for the five-round event, three shots ahead of the field and six in front of Wie, who finished in a tie for 7th place.
Lewis's first official professional victory came at the 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship, a major, where she led the field for the first two rounds, and then held off current world number 1 and defending champion Yani Tseng to win by three strokes. She made her Solheim Cup debut in 2011, qualifying second for the U.S. team behind Cristie Kerr.
In 2012, Lewis won four tournaments, and became the first American player to win the LPGA Player of the Year award since Beth Daniel in 1994. She won three times in 2013, and after her win at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup in Arizona on March 17, Lewis unseated Yani Tseng as the #1 ranked woman golfer in the world. Inbee Park overtook the number one position four weeks later on April 15. Lewis won her second major title at Women's British Open in August at St Andrews with a score of 280 (−8), two strokes ahead of runners-up Na Yeon Choi and Hee Young Park.
In 2014, Lewis won the North Texas LPGA Shootout on May 4 for her ninth official victory on tour, six strokes ahead of runner-up Meena Lee. Four weeks later, she won the ShopRite LPGA Classic and reclaimed the top position in the world rankings. A week after a runner-up finish at the U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst, Lewis won the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship on June 29. Lewis would go on to win her second LPGA Player of the Year award. Her second in a three-year span. She would also win her second consecutive Vare Trophy for the season's lowest scoring average.
In April 2015, Lewis lost in a sudden death playoff to Brittany Lincicome at the ANA Inspiration. Lincicome won with a par on the third extra hole, having forced the playoff with Lewis after an eagle at the 72nd hole of regulation play.
On September 3, 2017, Lewis won the Cambia Portland Classic for her first victory in three years. Prior to the tournament, Lewis pledged her earnings to relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey. With her winner's check, and a matching donation from her main sponsor, KPMG, this amounted to $390,000.
Lewis missed the final women's major of the year – the Evian Championship – and later said she would not play in the event again until big changes had been made to the event. "It’s not treated like a major, and yet we are calling it that," she said.
Professional wins (14)Edit
LPGA Tour wins (12*)Edit
|Major championships (2)|
|Other LPGA Tour (10)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin of
|-||Sep 9, 2007||LPGA NW Arkansas Championship * ||65 (1 round)||−7||1 stroke|| Katherine Hull
|1||Apr 3, 2011||Kraft Nabisco Championship||66-69-71-69=275||−13||3 strokes||Yani Tseng||300,000|
|2||Apr 29, 2012||Mobile Bay LPGA Classic||68-67-67-69=271||−17||1 stroke||Lexi Thompson||187,500|
|3||Jun 3, 2012||ShopRite LPGA Classic||65-65-71=201||−12||4 strokes||Katherine Hull||225,000|
|4||Sep 23, 2012||Navistar LPGA Classic||66-70-65-69=270||−18||2 strokes||Lexi Thompson||195,000|
|5||Nov 4, 2012||Mizuno Classic ||71-70-64=205||−11||1 stroke||Lee Bo-mee||180,000|
|6||Mar 3, 2013||HSBC Women's Champions||67-66-69-71=273||−15||1 stroke||Na Yeon Choi||210,000|
|7||Mar 17, 2013||RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup||68-65-68-64=265||−23||3 strokes||Ai Miyazato||225,000|
|8||Aug 4, 2013||Women's British Open||67-72-69-72=280||−8||2 strokes|| Na Yeon Choi
Hee Young Park
|9||May 4, 2014||North Texas LPGA Shootout||71-64-69-64=268||−16||6 strokes||Meena Lee||195,000|
|10||Jun 1, 2014||ShopRite LPGA Classic||67-63-67=197||−16||6 strokes||Christina Kim||225,000|
|11||Jun 29, 2014||Walmart NW Arkansas Championship||70-66-65=201||−12||1 stroke|| Cristie Kerr
|12||Sep 3, 2017||Cambia Portland Classic||70-64-65-69=268||−20||1 stroke||Chun In-gee||195,000|
LPGA Tour playoff record (0–3)
|1||2012||Women's Australian Open|| Julieta Granada
So Yeon Ryu
Hee Kyung Seo
|Korda won with birdie on second extra hole|
|2||2015||ANA Inspiration||Brittany Lincicome||Lost to par on third extra hole|
|3||2015||Canadian Pacific Women's Open||Lydia Ko||Lost to par on first extra hole|
Other wins (1)Edit
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner(s)-up|
|2011||Kraft Nabisco Championship||2 shot deficit||−13 (66-69-71-69=275)||3 strokes||Yani Tseng|
|2013||Ricoh Women's British Open||1 shot deficit||−8 (67-72-69-72=280)||2 strokes||Na Yeon Choi, Hee Young Park|
Results not in chronological order before 2019.
|U.S. Women's Open||CUT||T3||T48||T14||T34||T46||T42||2||T3||7||T27||CUT||CUT|
|Women's PGA Championship||T9||T14||T6||T2||T28||T6||T13||T58||T9||T28||CUT|
|The Evian Championship ^||T6||T16||T16||T55||T52|
|Women's British Open||CUT||T31||T11||T8||1||T12||T17||4||T7||CUT|
^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013
LA = Low amateur
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
|U.S. Women's Open||0||1||2||3||4||5||13||10|
|Women's PGA Championship||0||1||0||1||5||7||11||10|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||0||1||3||5||5|
|Women's British Open||1||0||0||2||4||7||10||8|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 37 (2010 Kraft Nabisco – 2018 ANA)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 4 (2013 British Open – 2014 U.S. Open)
LPGA Tour career summaryEdit
- Official as of the 2019 season
* Includes matchplay and other events with no cut.
1 Lewis turned professional in June 2008, but was not a member of the LPGA Tour until 2009.
Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.
- Solheim Cup (representing the United States): 2011, 2013, 2015 (winners), 2017 (winners)
- International Crown (representing the United States): 2014, 2016 (winners)
Solheim Cup recordEdit
|2011||4||1–3–0||0–1–0 lost to S. Gustafson 2 dn||0–2–0 lost w/ A. Stanford 3&2
lost w/ A. Stanford 6&5
|1–0–0 won w/ R. O'Toole 2&1||1||25.0|
|2013||4||1–2–1||0–0–1 halved with A. Nordqvist||1–1–0 lost w/ L. Salas 4&2
won w/ P. Creamer 1 up
|0–1–0 lost w/ L. Thompson 1 dn||1.5||37.5|
|2015||4||2–2–0||0–1–0 lost to A. Nordqvist 2&1||1–1–0 lost w/ L. Salas 3&2
won w/ G. Piller 5&4
|1–0–0 won w/ G. Piller 1 up||2||50.0|
|2017||4||1–3–0||0–1–0 lost to C. Matthew 1 dn||0–2–0 lost w/ G. Piller 1 dn
lost w/ G. Piller 2&1
|1–0–0 won w/ G. Piller 2&1||1||25.0|
- "Hectic move to Palm Beach Gardens aside, Stacy Lewis settling in as LPGA's rising star". Palm Beach Post. September 13, 2011. Retrieved September 24, 2011.
- "Stacy Lewis wins GWAA Female Player of the Year Award". LPGA. December 19, 2012. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
- "Stacy Lewis wins, now No. 1 in world". ESPN. Associated Press. March 17, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
- "Stacy Lewis: No. 1 after ShopRite win". ESPN. Associated Press. June 1, 2014.
- "Inbee Park to take over No. 1 spot". ESPN. Associated Press. October 24, 2014.
- "Profile - Stacy Lewis". Arkansas Razorbacks.com. Archived from the original on October 19, 2012. Retrieved October 16, 2011.
- Dorman, Larry (June 29, 2008). "Stacy Lewis leads 3rd round of U.S. Women's Open". The New York Times. Retrieved March 28, 2012.
- "University of Arkansas Women's Athletics". Ladybacks.com. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016.
- "Dinah Shore Trophy Award". National Golf Coaches Association. Retrieved March 28, 2012.
- "2007 U.S. Women's Open: final leaderboard". Yahoo Sports. July 1, 2007. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
- "Amateur Wins Rain-Shortened LPGA Event". MSNBC. Associated Press. September 9, 2007. Archived from the original on October 11, 2012. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
- "2008 Curtis Cup Match: USA team profile". USGA. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
- "U.S. wins sixth consecutive Curtis Cup with 13-7 victory on The Old Course at St. Andrews". USGA. June 1, 2008. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
- "Stacy Lewis: 2008 results". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
- "Stacy Lewis Turns Down Kraft Nabisco Invitation". Waggle Room. January 8, 2008. Retrieved March 28, 2012.
- "California Sectional Qualifying Tournament Results 2008". September 19, 2008. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
- "Final Qualifying Tournament Results 2008". LPGA. December 7, 2008. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
- "Wie ties for seventh with 2-over 74; Lewis is medalist with 3-under 69". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 7, 2008. Retrieved December 7, 2008.
- "Stacy Lewis wins Kraft Nabisco Championship". Los Angeles Times. April 3, 2011. Retrieved April 3, 2011.
- "Stacy Lewis signs mult-year contract to be ambassador for Mizuno". World Golf. September 18, 2008. Retrieved February 22, 2009.
- "Stacy Lewis signs with Fila". Women's Golf Apparel. February 11, 2009. Retrieved February 22, 2009.
- "Stacy Lewis lands endorsement deal". ESPN.com. Associated Press. March 28, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2012.
- "Cristie Kerr wins Lorena Ochoa Invitational, Stacy Lewis wraps up player of the year award". Washington Post. Associated Press. November 11, 2012. Retrieved November 12, 2012.
- Sirak, Ron (June 11, 2015). "Stacy Lewis shows she's as savvy about business as she is about golf". Golf Digest. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
- Inglis, Martin (September 4, 2017). "Stacy Lewis donates $195k winnings to Houston flood victims". bunkered.
- Inglis, Martin (November 16, 2017). "Stacy Lewis to skip Evian until big changes made". bunkered.
- "Stacy Lewis Stats". LPGA. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 25, 2007.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 30, 2008.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 29, 2009.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 28, 2010.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 27, 2011.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 31, 2012.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 30, 2013.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 29, 2014.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 28, 2015.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 26, 2016.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 25, 2017.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 31, 2018.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 30, 2019.
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- Official website
- Stacy Lewis at the LPGA Tour official site
- Stacy Lewis at the Women's World Golf Rankings official site
- Arkansas Razorbacks.com - profile - Stacy Lewis
| World No. 1 Ranked Golfer
March 18, 2013 – April 14, 2013
| World No. 1 Ranked Golfer
June 2, 2014 – October 26, 2014
|Awards and achievements|
| Best Female Golfer ESPY Award