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Golf Australia Express : March 2014
“It was a whirlwind four weeks. It was pretty crazy. So I really want to get back there so I can actually enjoy it a little bit more now.” “I know what goes along with being number one now. I’ve just got to keep chipping away at Inbee and Suzann and I’ll get there.” Suzann Pettersen has been anointed—by Park, no less—as the woman most likely to become the new No.1, but with the Norwegian making a somewhat slow start to the year, Lewis hinted she was still in the hunt if she could become the first of the three to win a title in 2014. “Everybody is talking about me, myself and Suzann and Inbee, yet the ... winners we’ve had (this year) are neither one of us." That competitive spirit has occasionally reared its head when it might have been better to remain in the bag. Sometimes feisty and never one to baulk at offering her opinion, Lewis’ loose tongue (and fingers) have at times landed her on the wrong side of public sentiment. Last year she became yet another in a long line of professional athletes to temporarily abandon their Twitter account after offending someone. Not one to do anything by halves, Lewis affronted thousands. When Shanshan Feng stole the Reignwood LPGA Classic with an impossible eagle after her second shot at the par-5 18th hit something next to the water and flew into the flagstick, Lewis let her emotions take over. Forgetting for a moment that this is golf, and that you’re only ever one shot away from abject disaster or a life-altering miracle, Lewis displayed a callow sense of entitlement during her press conference and then unleashed on China. “I feel like it was taken from me. You’d like to win on a good shot, but obviously it wasn’t a good shot. It’s very frustrating,” she said. “Congrats to Shanshan on the "We play in a lot of countries around the world and...China was definitely the worst I've ever experienced." the player