Stacy Lewis had not been home much this summer from playing and planning a wedding, but the Houston native had the perfect place to get ready for the Olympics. She's among tour players who now are members at Bluejack National, the first U.S. course by Tiger Woods Design.
Lewis said she became a member through relationships with Steve Elkington, and her husband Gerrod Caldwell knew the developers. "I've been out there quite a few times when I've been home," Lewis said. "The grass is the same as here - the same zoysia, putting greens, everything. I think that helped a little bit this week just from hitting pitch shots."
Lewis tied for fourth, missing a playoff for the bronze by one shot. She figures it will help going forward, which is why she prefers to practice at Bluejack even though it's a 45-minute drive from her house.
"It's worth it," she said. "You can spend all day there. They have a back practice greens and if you want it super fast for a tournament, 'We'll do that for you.' They've been very accommodating."