They’ve both been away, both found new priorities, new reasons for getting out of bed every day and for leaving the golf course every night. But when they get inside the ropes, they both still have the fire, a blue-bright intensity that is captivating and more than a little scary. Get in the path of one of Stacy Lewis’ or Suzann Pettersen’s death stares and you instantly feel your heart jump an extra beat.
You will likely be seeing those stares a lot during the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles in a couple of weeks. And no one will be surprised if Lewis’ and Pettersen’s ferocious gazes are aimed at each other.
Both are playing in the LPGA’s Cambia Portland Classic this week. Lewis is returning to Portland for the first time since winning in 2017 and donating her entire $195,000 check to hurricane relief in her hometown of Houston. It was a story so riveting that ESPN made a documentary on it entitled Stacy’s Gift.
Pettersen, who won in Portland in 2011 and 2013, recently returned to competition after a year and a half away from the t...
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