Maiya Tanaka recently said on Twitter (@MAIYAgolf), “I love my Japanese culture!” And her Japanese culture loves this California girl: Here are a couple screenshots of pages from a Japanese golf magazine called Waggle:
Former Big Break cast member (and Amazing Race cast member) Maiya is featured in the November issue of the magazine. Which can be found in some US markets – if your city has a Japanese grocer (and is a big golf town), you might find it. And if you can read Japanese, you’ll get some good golf tips from Maiya.
Stacy Lewis, LPGA player of the year, now says ’Why me?’ for different reasons
NAPLES, FL – NOVEMBER 14: Stacy Lewis hits a shot during the pro-am prior to the start of the CME Group Titleholders at the TwinEagles Club on November 14, 2012 in Naples, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Stacy Lewis might not be the LPGA Tour player of year if not for her doctor buying a raffle ticket he didn’t want.
It’s a bizarre twist in her unlikely path to the top of women’s golf. And it’s a reminder to Lewis that whenever she asks that familiar question — “Why me?” — the answer no longer is grounded in self-pity, but in sheer amazement.
“I guess it’s fate a little bit,” Lewis said.
Fate doesn’t happen without hard work, and few players had it tougher than Lewis.
She was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 11, so severe that she wore a back brace for 18 hours every day from age 11 until she got out of high school, and then had to have surgery when that didn’t correct the curvature in her spine.
That’s when Gary Brock, her orthopedic surgeon in Houston, entered the picture.
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