September 27, 2021

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Stacy Lewis’ approach to contend late in her occupation (it can be not hitting it farther)

Stacy Lewis received off to a very good commence in her first spherical at the Volunteers of The united states LPGA Texas Traditional.

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A great deal has modified for Stacy Lewis about the previous pair of years. Initially, she turned a mom. And a short while ago Lewis and her partner bought a new house, which they’ll near on in a few of weeks.

What hasn’t transformed? Her will to win.

“My mother requested previous week, she’s like, ‘Who is more mature than you on Tour?’” Lewis reported on Wednesday, speaking to the media at the Volunteers of The united states LPGA Texas Common. “We could only arrive up with a handful gamers.”

At age 36, Lewis has two best 10s and completed concerning 20th and 33rd 5 other situations this season. She’s manufactured 11 starts this 12 months and only in her past one, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, did she miss out on the slice. And indeed, she was not happy.

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“I was speaking to my husband on Friday night, and I imagine he imagined I wanted like a pep communicate,” Lewis said. “And I’m like, ‘No, I’m mad. I really do not will need a pep talk.’ I was back out there on Saturday working on it. That’s just who I am. I’m not heading to give up or come to feel terrible for myself since I pass up a slice. That’s when you bought to go again to perform and figure out what you did incorrect and check out not to do it yet again.”

Lewis was questioned how tough it is to contend on the LPGA Tour when finding older. Nelly Korda, at 22, just gained her initial major very last 7 days. She ranks 10th in driving distance at 273.55 yards for every, whilst Lewis ranks 129th at 247.63 yards. But Lewis appreciates that is not going to transform whenever quickly.

“It’s tough these girls are so superior,” she claimed. “They’re so great so youthful and hit it so much. I assume that is the most important matter proper now, just the distance portion. I’m not heading to magically make a swing change and strike it 30 yards further. That is just not going to happen. For me correct now I’m making an attempt to get my brief video game and wedges and putter as fantastic as it can be. If that is on, I can contend, be in competition, and engage in smarter than everybody else, too. But it’s definitely difficult. These girls are so fantastic. But it is great. Our Tour is in a great location, and it’s nice to enjoy Nelly. What she did previous 7 days to that golf class was unbelievable.”

Lewis’ week in Texas is previously off to a superior start off. She shot a 3-underneath 68 on Thursday and is in the blend with an afternoon tee time coming up on Friday.

Josh Berhow

Golfing.com Editor

Josh Berhow is the controlling editor at Golfing.com. The Minnesota native graduated with a journalism degree from Minnesota Point out University in Mankato. You can access him at joshua_berhow@golf.com.