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When it comes to historical supremacy at the highest levels of women’s professional golf, no country has thrived more than the United States. Among the 13 players with at least a half dozen major titles, for instance, 10 are American.
The top three all-time are U.S. born, including Patty Berg with 15 and Mickey Wright with 13. Louise Suggs has 11, one more than the first non-American on the list, Annika Sorenstam.
Yet at the two most recent women’s majors — the U.S. Open earlier this month and the Chevron Championship that wrapped up in April — players from outside the United States dominated the top of the leader board.
The world golf rankings also reflect the sport’s international reach, with 10 countries other than the United States represented among the top 25, although three Americans reside in the top 10, led by No. 2 Nelly Korda and No. 6 Lexi Thompson.
This all has the rapt attention of Stacy Lewis on the eve of the Women’s PGA Championship at Congressional Country Club. The state of the American women’s game matters more to her than most these days given the two-time major winner also happens to be captain of Team USA at next year’s Solheim Cup.
“The way the [LPGA] Tour is, I don’t see any country dominating,” said Lewis, 37, one of only two Americans to have won a second major championship within the last decade. “You see that in our leader boards and world rankings. The Americans themselves, we are trending in a great direction.”
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