SYLVANIA, Ohio —
Coming back to Toledo is not quite a homecoming for Stacy Lewis, but it is pretty close.
Lewis grew up outside of Houston, Texas, but was born in Toledo, just a couple of long fairway drives from where the Marathon Classic will be played this week at Highland Meadows Golf Course.
Lewis is playing in her 13th Marathon Classic (previously known as the Jamie Farr Classic) and plenty has changed since she made her debut at the tournament. She is now a mom.
“Life has been busy. It's hard to believe that this time last year we were having a baby shower and this was my last tournament, but it’s gone by so fast,” Lewis told reporters Tuesday. “Life is very different, very busy. I am just not sleeping as much which is okay, but it’s amazing. Chesnee’s awesome and she’s starting to be a little more interactive.”
Much like Lewis has had to adjust from year-to-year on the golf course, she is absolutely adjusting to life as a mother. One lesson she has learned is taking one day at a time, similar to the motto of taking one shot at a time on the golf course.
“It’s an adjustment and we’re trying stuff. You try stuff every day to make it work and get through every day,” she said. “That's kind of my motto. Worry about today and worry about tomorrow.
You're exhausted at the end of every day but it’s so worth it to have her out here, to be able to travel with me and to see what I do even though she’s not going to remember it, but maybe one day she will.”
Coming into this week’s tournament, she has an ample amount of accolades under her belt. Among them are two LPGA Player of the Year awards (2012 & 2014) and winning the Women’s British Open.
Lewis has yet to win a tournament this year but she is still at the top of her game. In her first tournament back, she finished tied for sixth. Additionally, she has had three top-15 finishes, including her best scoring average (69.3) at the end of June at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.
Not much has changed in her game, considering Lewis still finds herself near the top of the leaderboard after every match. The only difference: the motherly aspect.
“I'm as competitive. I don't think that drive hasn't changed a bit,” she said. “I do forget about the golf a lot quicker. It goes away as soon as I pick her up from daycare.
“My game is really trending in the right direction. I’ve worked on a few things the last few weeks. It felt like I made a turn for the better in Arkansas, and really just want to make a good push into Solheim Cup and hopefully get on that team.”