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Stacy Lewis a Sore Loser?

post #1 of 49
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She is a great player and she hates losing. While I like her competitive edge, she comes across as a sore loser every time she does not win and even when she does.

When she won player of the year and attained the #1 ranking, her comments were more about Michelle Wie getting more attention than herself.

She had the twitter flap earlier in the year regarding the fans in China.

And on Sunday after losing to Lexi, she gave Lexi a brief hug and walked off the green.

Is it a big deal? No. Do these small things add up? Yes.
post #2 of 49
Am unable to warm towards her. Doesn't matter as lexi will blow past her to be the leading American player for years to come
post #3 of 49

It has to be frustrating to be the #1 player and not feel you're getting the respect and accolades associated with it.  I remember when Luke Donald was #1, the press and fans never saw him as anything more than a placeholder for Tiger or Rory, though he seemed to handle it better.

 

As for her criticism of the fans in China, it came off as sour grapes because of how she lost, but the officials didn't control the fans in China and it had to be difficult for all the golfers who aren't used to cameras going off while they are in the middle of their swing.

 

She definitely has a bit of a chip on her shoulder, but she had to overcome scoliosis just to get to this level so maybe she feels she's worked harder to get to the top and isn't getting the recognition she deserves.

post #4 of 49

I don't think I've ever seen anything bad about her. I like her as a golfer quite a bit.

post #5 of 49
Yeah not a fan of hers at all. She comes off as a brat. She's crying about the lack of attention she's receiving.............who does that outside of Diva WR's
post #6 of 49

I don't see her as an attention getter, if anything she may be too unassuming. Despite her great play she always seems a bit timid.

post #7 of 49

I think she is a tremendous player.  Not sure why you see it this way.  I have watched a lot of LPGA golf and don't get your impression at all.

post #8 of 49

Im a big fan of Stacy, mostly because shes a Mizuno staffer.  Shes overcome a lot in her life but at times she does come across as a sore loser.  She hates to lose and seems to wear her heart on her sleeve, which could come across as her being a sore loser.

Im actually OK with it.  Id rathar her do that than to come in 2nd and be all fake by saying how happy she is for the person who beat her.

post #9 of 49
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I think she is a tremendous player.  Not sure why you see it this way.  I have watched a lot of LPGA golf and don't get your impression at all.

Yeah, same here.  I, admittedly, don't watch a lot of LPGA golf, but I've seen some and don't get that impression at all.  I'm not sure how much you can read into one "brief hug."  Isn't that what they always do?  They have to hug their caddy, the other players, and the other players caddies ... thats a lot of hugs to go through on the green.  And even if there was something to that hug, what does it mean?  Maybe those two aren't close friends.  Maybe Lexi said something mean and hurt her feelings.  Maybe she thought Lexi was sick and she didn't want to get her germs.  Who knows?

 

I need more than this. ;)

post #10 of 49

I can't see reading anything into the brief hug. I've seen plenty of very brief handshakes on the PGA Tour after a loss (and I don't have any problem with that either).

post #11 of 49

I missed the "brief hug" part.

 

You could take it the other way, too, @Tailgater - she wanted to get off Lexi's stage as quickly as possible. If she stuck around, she could be accused of hogging the spotlight.

post #12 of 49

Why do they have to hug anyway, just because they're girls? Totally ridiculous, they're co-workers (or colleagues) not BFFs from band camp. They should just shakes hands or make-out.

post #13 of 49
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Why do they have to hug anyway
Because stripping down to their underwear and pillow fighting would be inappropriate.
post #14 of 49
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And on Sunday after losing to Lexi, she gave Lexi a brief hug and walked off the green.

Is there a hug guideline I can check out? Like that pamphlet the USGA made up for the anchoring rule.
post #15 of 49
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

Why do they have to hug anyway
Because stripping down to their underwear and pillow fighting would be inappropriate.

Well my post did leave room for making out as an alternative.

 


 

Maybe they should make hugging the custom for PGA too. It would awesome when Tiger's in a grouping with Sergio or Poulter! Jiminez would probably need some close watching though, he looks like a humper!

post #16 of 49
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Why do they have to hug anyway, just because they're girls? Totally ridiculous, they're co-workers (or colleagues) not BFFs from band camp.


 



I advise you not to watch women's volleyball or you'll get more uptight than a fundamentalist cleric waking up in the middle of a San Francisco drag queen show. The teams hug, high-five, and slap butts after EVERY point, win or lose. I really don't understand that - it doesn't seem like a whole team can be that impacted from point to point by their mental games like players can be in tennis.
post #17 of 49
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Maybe they should make hugging the custom for PGA too. It would awesome when Tiger's in a grouping with Sergio or Poulter! Jiminez would probably need some close watching though, he looks like a humper!

No, they should make them do that Miss Universe "I hate you, I mean congratulations" fake-kiss-on-both-cheeks thing.

post #18 of 49

I think if you interview anybody who's disappointed with how they played you'll get a similar reaction; it's just that some people are better at hiding it than others and I feel no differently whether they pretend it means nothing and smile or they're visibly upset with themselves.

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