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By Stephanie Wei under LPGA

Although Stacy Lewis didn’t win the Race to the CME Globe, she came in second (to Lydia Ko) and walked away with $150,000 bonus. More important, she beat Inbee Park in the tight contest for the coveted end of the year awards. Lewis wrapped up an impressive 2014 season by sweeping the three most prestigious honors in women’s golf — Rolex Player of the Year, Vare Trophy and LPGA Official Money List title.

Lewis becomes the first American to take home all three awards since Betsy King in 1993 and the first player since Yani Tseng in 2011.

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By Stephanie Wei under LPGA

Super-humble superstar

World No. 1 Yani Tseng is one cool lady. If only American fans would stop for a moment and try in the slightest to look beyond the flag, they’d realize it in a heartbeat. Despite the Taiwanese 22-year-old’s rise as the most dominant golfer on the planet, breaking multiple records on her way to winning eleven tournaments across the globe, including two majors this season, Yani is the same humble, friendly, charismatic girl with a great sense of humor that she’s always been.

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The LPGA's Top-6: Na Yeon Choi, Jiyai Shin, Yani Tseng, Cristie Kerr, Suzann Pettersen and Ai Miyazat0

There’s more on the line than the prize awarded to the winner of this week’s season-ending LPGA Tour Championship. Five players — Yani Tseng, Ai Miyazato, Na Yeon Choi, Cristie Kerr and Jiyai Shin — are in a tight battle to capture player of the year honors.

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