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Stacey Lewis is LPGA's New No1

For six of Stacy Lewis's 28 years she struggled with a back brace for 18 hours a day and underwent major back surgery after being diagnosed with scoliosis at 11 years old.

As of Sunday, she has to contend with the realization that she is now the number one player in women's golf, after winning the LPGA Founder Cup and ending Yani Tseng's 109-week reign at the top spot.

"I'm having a blast on the golf course, and to be No. 1 in the world, it's what everybody out here on tour is working for and to be that person is, I mean, I really don't even know what to say," said Lewis, the tour player of the year last year after winning four times.

"It's crazy," added Lewis, who is now only the second American since 2006 to be World No1. "That was my goal kind of since the middle of last year and I really didn't think it would be possible this quick. ... I'm going to have fun, I know that. I watched Yani struggle with it for too long and I'm going to go have fun."

Of course that the Texan is even on the golf course let alone at its pinnacle is a minor miracle in itself.

"I was going into surgery to put a rod and five screws in my back," Lewis said. "That was just 10 years ago. That's not normal, that's not supposed to happen. I mean, I'm not, I'm really not supposed to be here.

People with metal in their back, how do you play golf? I don't know. I don't know how. I don't know why I'm here. I know that there's a reason and I know that everything happens for a reason."

Lewis has now won seven LPGA Tour titles, including six victories in her last 23 events.

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