Lewis set for sudden beginning at CME Group Tour Championship
NAPLES, Fla. – Stacy Lewis seldom sneaks into a competition.
The previous world No. 1, the main American to win the Rolex Player of the Year Award (twice) or Vare Trophy (twice) in the last 25 years, stays a considerable nearness in the game, but one experiencing significant change as another mother on visit.
In any case, even Lewis didn’t hope to make it into the current week’s CME Group Tour Championship.
Subsequent to pulling back from the Solheim Cup with a cracked rib two months prior, Lewis completely expected her season was finished. She was surrender to totally patching for one year from now while completely committing herself to her newborn child girl, Chesnee.
And afterward her caddie, Travis Wilson, called two weeks back, with the LPGA in Japan.
“He said ‘I believe we’re going to make it into the CME,'” Lewis said. “I was 54th on the CME focuses list when I thought my year was finished. I wasn’t in any event, following the visit. I simply accepted I was going to drop out of the top 60 that qualify. I missed six competitions.”
Wilson figured it out and realized Lewis was going to press in as the 60th and last player to make the field. His solitary inquiry was whether his player would be prepared and ready to play.
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“My back felt much improved, yet I didn’t have the foggiest idea whether I could hit balls,” Lewis said. “I went out the following day, hit a few balls, and I felt fine.
“In this way, I stated, ‘How about we give it a go.'”
There were 1.5 million reasons ($$) to attempt, with the most extravagant first-place check in quite a while’s golf available to anyone in Naples, Florida.
Lewis is a 12- time LPGA champ, yet it’s been a difficult year adjusting parenthood and rivalry. She brought forth her girl somewhat more than a year back. Playing the visit with Chesnee close by has been the at last shuffling act, even with assistance from her significant other and mother.
“It was much harder than I suspected it would have been,” Lewis said. “Thinking back, I would encourage individuals to take maternity the year after [giving birth]. It was as yet a decent year. Despite everything I had a couple decent wraps up.”
Lewis, 34, left the entryway terminating on all chambers in her arrival to the visit this season. She tied for 6th at the season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, yet surrendered it was somewhat of a hallucination. Lewis had two other top 10s the remainder of the year. She learned a great deal about how to go about things one year from now.
“Chesnee gets simpler consistently,” Lewis said. “She’s strolling now. She can bolster herself. Along these lines, there’s a great deal of things she can do herself that she couldn’t complete a half year prior. There’s increasingly a beat to things, and my body’s feeling much improved. In this way, I’m amped up for one year from now.”