Lewis rues another near miss

A bogey at the third play-off hole at Mission Hills saw Lewis fall just short of a third major title.

To make matters even more frustrating for Lewis, it was her fifth runners-up finish since winning her last tournament, the NW Arkansas Championship in June 2014. The American has also registered an additional five top-10 showings.

“I guess the more times you do it, the easier it gets,” commented the 30-year-old.

“I don’t know. That’s all you can do. You can’t sit and dwell on it. You just have to go out the next week and try to win. I’m doing a lot of really good things, so I just have to keep going forward.”

Lewis did take some solace in the success of her compatriot, with Morgan Pressel's third-place finish meaning that it was a 1-2-3 finish for the USA.

“We’re good friends. I don’t think she’s won in a while, so it’s a great win for her,” Lewis said of Lincicome. 

“I don’t know. If anything, I like seeing three American flags at the top of the leaderboard. I kind of went into it saying an American’s going to win this major. So I think it’s a win-win.”