Stacy Lewis: Underdog & Expectations

Stacy Lewis shares her experience of being an underdog and dealing with high expectations.


[MUSIC PLAYING] Growing up with everything with my back, I've just been-- my back's always been against the wall. I wasn't the most highly recruited kid out of high school. I wasn't the best on my high school team. I wasn't this super talented college player until towards the end. I seem to play better when my back's against the wall, and I think a lot of my wins have come from behind for that reason.

So it's just kind of my personality, and I think a lot of that came through all the trials with my back and made me into this person that I am. It's perfect for golf. I always say that if I don't have that surgery, if I don't go through what I did, I'm probably not the golfer that I am. I expect a lot out of myself. I expect perfect in a game that you're never going to get perfect, so it's somewhat of a hard balance for me with golf.

The expectations are pretty high, but I don't know. I'm a kid that I've always just had to work hard to get everything, and still work hard to this day. I know that I wasn't given all the talent in the world. I wasn't given a perfect body, and I just had to make it work.