If players at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, which begins Thursday, need any more incentive, it’s one of three events remaining in which they can accumulate American points for the Solheim Cup, the women’s version of the Ryder Cup, and that’s intense.
“It’s a very hard place to be,” said world No. 2 Stacy Lewis.
“You know, you’re over putts thinking, ‘Gosh, I have to finish in the top 20 just to get some points.’ It’s a hard place to be,” she said.
“My goal is I want to be set. I don’t want to have to worry about it coming down the stretch. I want to be able to just worry about making sure my golf game is in order, instead of trying to get points,” said Lewis.
Lewis has nothing to worry about in that respect.
She leads American Solheim Cup points, but Brittany Lang, who won the inaugural Manulife Classic last year, is on the bubble at No. 8 in the points parade, but even if she doesn’t make it on points, there are other ways to make the team.