PHOENIX — "I hit the pitching wedge, but my instinct said that it was an easy 9," Miyazato said. "It was a little bit indecisive and that's why I pulled my shot."
Instead of playing again from the fairway, she elected to drop in sand in the desert, leaving her with an uphill shot with little green to work with. Her shot from the desert raced to the far edge of the green and she two-putted for a double-bogey 6.
"I decided I would take a drop almost like in a bunker position and I thought we had that little backstop behind the pin, so I thought I could make it stop a little bit more," Miyazato said. "It was kind of a little flat when I dropped, so it was hard."
Lewis, a 12-time winner at the University of Arkansas, found the right fairway bunker off the tee, hit to 15 feet and holed the birdie putt.
"I was shocked that she hit the shot she did," Lewis said. "That is not like Ai at all. She's green, green. I mean, it's boring to play with her because she hits so many greens."
Lewis added an 18-footer on the par-3 17th for her third straight birdie.
"To make those two putts I did on 16 and 17 was pretty unbelievable," Lewis said. "I'm really speechless. I played great and I was super motivated from all that happened yesterday and just happy for Travis.
"Weird things happen when you play enough golf rounds and I told him that over and over and over again. He would have felt horrible if we lost by two, so that's why I just put the dagger in and made some more putts there coming in."
When Lewis holed out on 18, she pointed at Wilson and hugged him.
"That's for you," she told him.