In 2020, Stacy Lewis adapted to the world’s COVID-19 pandemic. The LPGA Classic Marathon, which usually bursts at the seams when fans flock to Highland Meadows Golf Club, was almost empty. On her 14th participation in the event, Lewis achieved a T9 result and used the finish as an impetus to win the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open the following week. It was her first win since 2017 and since she became #LPGAMom for daughter Chesnee. She said it was a difficult year managing the pandemic – especially with a 2-year-old – but after a fanless 2020, she’s glad to be able to return a sense of normalcy to an event like the LPGA Classic marathon.
“It’s crazy to think it’s been a year – I don’t quite estimate a calendar year, but just everything we went through with the tests and the various protocols to get to where we have fans today I’m a pro, have a pro-am party last night, “said Lewis. “It’s just nice that things are a little bit normal again. Recharge your batteries on the golf course. It’s not that quiet. Kids running around is the best. So I’m glad we’re where we are now. “
Lewis is from Toledo, Ohio before moving to Texas. That makes it even more motivating for Lewis to work towards a possible appearance at this year’s Solheim Cup at the nearby Inverness Club. After a T12 finish at the Volunteers of America Classic last week, Lewis said she missed a Team USA training session at the club, but with the blessing of Captain Pat Hurst. “So it’s been a long journey here, but Pat understands. It was a good reason. I’ve been in the last couple of groups and she’d rather see me play good golf and miss a round at Inverness. “
Lewis is currently ranked 11th in the US Solheim scoring and said it would be an honor to return to Toledo in September to represent the Red-White-Blue for the fifth time.
“It would be incredible. That’s all. Being born here was my first LPGA event here in Ohio. My parents are from here. It would mean anything to play in this tournament. I don’t know, I love Solheim Cups. I love – it’s so special, ”said Lewis. “But it would probably be one of the highlights of my career.”