The LPGA Tour is in Arkansas this week, which means hog calls are in order. This is Stacy Lewis' adopted home state, and the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship her unofficial sixth major.
Tour officials shortened the par-3 17th hole at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers and added stadium-style grandstands to make this year's penultimate hole rock even harder.
"(The) 17th hole has always been the loudest hole, even before this year," said World No. 1 Inbee Park, who expects players to attack the flag on that green with 9- and 8-irons.
Fans will save their best "Woo Pig Sooie" on 17 for Lewis, who actually won this tournament, unofficially, while playing at the University of Arkansas. Lewis opened with a 7-under 65 in 2007 to lead the field, but the remainder of the tournament was rained out.
It's a hectic week for Lewis, who also hosts the AJGA's KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open at the nearby Lost Springs Golf & Athletic Club. On Wednesday, Lewis practiced off-site before hosting a ba...