Stacy Lewis: 18th Tee - Bluejack National: Evaluation

Stacy Lewis discusses her strategy on the 18th at Bluejack National

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I've got you out here for a reason to the number 18 at Bluejack. It's a-- there's a couple of bunkers out here that have to be addressed. They're very narrow. Walk us through how you would approach this hole. You have to go through those bunkers there.

Right, well, first I walk on a tee and kind of figure out what all the variables are. Obviously, on a tee, we don't have to worry about the [? lie, ?] so that's one thing out. And then the obvious thing would be the wind. And today is back into and slightly off to the left, which kind of plays right into my favor because I like to hit a little fade.

A little fade, yup.

And I usually try-- I always try to let it ride the wind versus working back into it. Especially, this wind's not that strong. Maybe at a British Open, super strong wind where you need to hold it, you do. But in general, I'm going to use the wind to help me, not hurt me.

So when I get up here, I see shots. I see-- I don't see straight lines. I see curves. So I see something starting just inside of the left bunker and finishing up right down the middle.

Do you have a-- do you aim down low on the ground, or do you aim up high, like do you look up high or both or?

I usually look up high. Usually use the trees or something way in the distance. Just-- and too because that kind of pulls you away from that opening being so narrow.

I see.

It pulls you into some-- where if you look further up that fairway, it looks pretty wide.


So I usually try to pick out something in the trees. I'll write it down in my yardage book. I always have a finish line, a good finish line. So that in this hole, your finish line will kind of be that curve in the path up there. And so that's what I write down in my yardage book.

I see, so that's where--

It changes from day to day.

With the wind or whatever.

Right, so that's something my caddie and I-- I'm kind of a stickler on him about is-- I always want him to make sure I have a target. No matter what shot I'm hitting, target, you always have to have-- you have to have something small, or you're not going to hit there.

You're simple with your swing, demanding with your aims and your clubs--

The preparation.


Because those are the things I can control. You know I can control how committed I am to a shot, or how I prepare, or how I play the golf course. Those are easily things to control. But a club in a split second? No, I mean, it's too hard. There's too many things that can go wrong, so.

You don't blame yourself too much for that.

No, I get mad when I don't commit to a shot.

Or you got not very good aim.

Or I do something stupid.

Good idea.

Or I start going too fast, and I forget about something. Or if it's something I can control, then that's what I get mad about, so.

Let's see you put one right in the fairway there.

So here, we got a little dip in the trees up there. That's where I'm going to go, and it's going to fade right to the middle.

That is like--

[? Slaughtered. ?]

You sliced the fairway in half. Boy, can I caddie.

Thanks, caddie.

Thanks, very much.