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Stacy Lewis achieves success despite adversity

Overcoming scoliosis and self doubt, U.S. golfer Stacy Lewis broke through for her first LPGA Tour victory in the season's first major.

Updated: April 4, 2011, 12:21 PM ET
By James Raia

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- Fifteen years after being diagnosed with the spine deformity scoliosis, Stacy Lewis has arrived at a pinnacle of women's golf.

Lewis, 26, rebounded after losing a three-stroke lead early in the third round and captured the Kraft Nabisco Championship -- the LPGA season's first major -- by three strokes Sunday over defending titlist Yani Tseng for her first LPGA Tour victory.

"It's unbelievable; I can't even believe it. I felt like I was going to ...

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