Stacy Lewis becomes new No. 1 women's golfer in the world
Stacy Lewis becomes just the seventh women's golfer to assume the No. 1 ranking.
The reign is over for Yani Tseng.
With Stacy Lewis' win at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, she will assume the No. 1 world golf ranking on Monday, ending Tseng's 109-week streak.
Lewis is just the seventh golfer to hold the top spot. Here are the others and how many weeks each remained No. 1:
Ochoa, Tseng and Sorenstam all held the spot consecutively while Shin, Kerr and Miyazato traded it back and forth from May 2010 to February 2011, when Tseng took it and never relenquished it.
Lewis only needs to last six more weeks to become the longest No. 1 American in golf history. That's pretty wild.
The win at the Donnelley Cup is the seventh of Lewis' career and second this season. She also won the HSBC Women's Championship at the beginning of March.
Lewis held off Miyazato by shooting a strong closing-round 64 on Sunday to finish at 23-under. Miyazato finished at 20-under.
Lewis told LPGA.com how she feels about the honor of being No. 1:
It's crazy. That was my goal kind of since the middle of last year and I really didn't think it would be possible this quick. We've only played four tournaments this year and it's just crazy.
We'll see how long Lewis can keep the top spot as Tseng and Miyazato will surely make a few runs at it.
As we've seen from Rory McIlroy, sometimes climbing the mountain is easier than staying on top of it.
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