Stacy Lewis: St. Andrews

Stacy Lewis discusses her victory at St. Andrews.


[MUSIC PLAYING] Well I don't know how I'm going to ever top that one St Andrews. It was-- it was a week I'll never forget. You know I think my win there starts probably in 2008 at the Curtis Cup.

We went there and I went 5 and 0 in the week. I got a local caddie and he just-- he literally had all these shots picked out for me. He said, take a pitch, you want to land it here and it's going to roll out. And it did every time. I mean he just called all my shots for me and I learned how to play links golf and I just fell in love with the place.

I played the old course 11 times in seven days. I think I saw every different weather condition possible. And I just fell in love with it. So then coming back in 2013, we got to stay right at the Dunvegan. Just right around the corner from the 18th green. And walked to the tee every day, and had my whole family there, and we actually had a--

It got too windy on Saturday, so kind of a wind-out I guess. So we had to play 36 holes on Sunday. And we started at like 6:00 in the morning and finished pretty late, but the shots on--

Shot on 17, the 71st hole I guess, five iron to about three feet. It's just one of those shots I'll never forget. I mean it was in the air. I knew it was good. It's one of those you don't have to say anything, you just know it's going to be perfect. Then I had to make the three footer, which I had to play outside the hole. And you can see it on camera that soon as I make that putt I said to myself I said, one more. Got to make one more birdie.

And so went up 18 and blasted it. And ended up putting it from about 40 yards. And hit it past the pin, so I had about 25 feet coming back, and actually had a similar putt at Curtis Cup to win one of my matches. And I ended up missing it because I left it short.

So I knew exactly what the putt did, knew I just needed to get it to the hole and it went right in the center. And had to wait around for about an hour and won by two. So it was-- just to do it there and have all the family there and get the pictures on the fridge, it was just such a special week.