Who's who in golf - Lexi Thompson


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Name: - Alexis "Lexi" Thompson
Country: - USA
Born : - February 10, 1995 in Coral Springs, Broward County, Florida.
Original Home/Club: -
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2010 (age 15)
Web Address: - http://www.lexithompson.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - Cobra Puma Golf; Red Bull; Rolex; EA Sports.

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): Kraft Nabisco Championship (2014). Curtis Cup player (2010); Solheim Cup player (2013, '15, '17). Multiple wins on the LPGA and Ladies European tours.


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After turning professional in 2010 aged 15, Thompson continued her meteoric rise in golf. In 2007, aged 12, she had already become the youngest golfer to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open, and in 2008 had won the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. As a professional, aged 16, she became the youngest ever winner of an LPGA Tour event, the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic. A few months later she captured the Dubai Ladies Masters, becoming the second youngest golfer to win a Ladies European Tour event. In winning the 2014 Kraft Nabsico Championship she became the second youngest woman golfer to capture a major championship title.

Her second major championship looked all but assured in the 2017 ANA Inspiration, until she was hit with a four-shot penalty on the 12th green on the final day. The penalty, which took her from a two shot lead to a two shot deficit, was for an unintentional and inconsequential rule "infringement" that occured on the previous day. The "infringement" was not picked-up by anyone at the event, but was spotted by a hyperactive armchair TV viewer. Thompson fought back from the bizarrely imposed penalty, but eventually lost to the Korean So-yeon Ryu at the first sudden-death playoff hole.


Top tournaments won by Lexi Thompson

2019Wmn AmericaShopRite ClassicSeaview Resort201 (-12)$262,500
Played as the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer (June 7-9). Second-placed Jeongeun Lee (S Kor; playing as Jeongeun Lee6) finished 1 shot behind Thompson (USA), who took the title with a birdie-par-eagle finish in the final round. [Bay course, Seaview Resort, Galloway, nr Atlantic City, NJ].
2018Wmn AmericaTour Championship (LPGA Tr)Tiburon GC270 (-18)$500,000
Played as the CME Group Tour Championship (Nov 15-18; LPGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Nelly Korda (USA) finished 4 shots behind Thompson (USA). [Gold course, Tiburón GC, Naples, FL].
2017Wmn AwardsCME Globe - LPGA7,450 pts$1,000,000
Thompson (USA) won the LPGA Tour season-long points chase, to capture the Race to the CME Globe and $1 million bonus. Sung-hyun Park (S Kor) was second with 6,250 pts; Ariya Jutanugarn (Thai) was third with 5,900 pts. The Globe is awarded based on points earned for "above the cut line" finishes during the LPGA Tour season.
2017Wmn AmericaWomen in Tech Ch'shipBrickyard Crossing197 (-19)$300,000
Played as the inaugural Indy Women in Tech Championship presented by Guggenheim (Sept 7-9). Second-placed Lydia Ko (NZ) finished 4 shots behind Thompson (USA). [Brickyard Crossing GC, Indianapolis, IN].
2017Wmn AmericaKingsmill ChampionshipKingsmill Resort264 (-20)$195,000
Played as the Kingsmill Championship presented by JTBC (May 18-21). Second-placed In-gee Chun (S Kor) finished 5 shots behind Thompson (USA), who recorded her eighth LPGA Tour win. [River course, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA].
2017Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA69.114n/a
Thompson (USA) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour. Sung-hyun Park (S Kor) was second with 69.247; In-gee Chun (S Kor) was third with 69.415.
2016Wmn AsiaLPGA ThailandSiam CC268 (-20)US$240,000
Played as the Honda LPGA Thailand (Feb 25-28; LPGA Tr event). Second-placed In-gee Chun (S Kor) finished 6 shots behind Thompson (USA), who recorded her seventh LPGA Tour win. [Old course, Siam CC, Pattaya].
2015Wmn AsiaLPGA Hana Bank Ch'shipSky 72 GC273 (-15)US$300,000
Played as the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship (Oct 15-18; KLPGA/LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Yani Tseng (Taiw) and Sung-hyun Park (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Thompson (USA), who recorded her second LPGA Tour win of 2015. [Ocean course, Sky 72 GC, Incheon, S Korea].
2015Wmn AmericaMeijer LPGA ClassicBlythefield CC266 (-18)$300,000
Played as the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft (July 23-26). Second-placed Lizette Salas (USA) and Gerina Piller (USA) finished 1 shot behind Thompson (USA), who recorded her fifth LPGA Tour win. [Blythefield CC, Belmont, nr Grand Rapids, Michigan].
2014Wmn MajorsANA InspirationMission Hills CC274 (-14)$300,000
Played as the Kraft Nabisco Championship (43rd) (April 3-6). Second-placed Michelle Wie (USA) finished 3 shots behind Thompson (USA), who claimed her first major championship title. 19-year-old Thompson became the second youngest woman to win a major; Morgan Pressel (USA) won the same title in 2007, aged 18. [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
2013Wmn AmericaLorena Ochoa Invtl.Guadalajara CC272 (-16)$200,000
Played as the Lorena Ochoa Invitational presented by Banamex (Nov 14-17). Second-placed Stacy Lewis (USA) finished 1 shot behind Thompson (USA), who recorded her second LPGA Tour title in 2013. [Guadalajara CC, Jalisco, Mexico].
2013Wmn AsiaLPGA MalaysiaTPC Kuala Lumpur265 (-19)US$300,000
Played as the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia (Oct 10-13; LPGA Tr event). Second-placed Shanshan Feng (USA) finished 4 shots behind Thompson (USA), who claimed her second LPGA Tour win. [East course, TPC Kuala Lumpur, KL, Malaysia; known at the time as Kuala Lumpur G&CC].
2011Wmn AmericaAlabama LPGA ClassicRTJ Trail at Capitol Hill271 (-17)$195,000
Played as the Navistar LPGA Classic (Sept 15-18). Second-placed Tiffany Joh (USA) finished 5 shots behind Thompson (USA). Aged 16 yrs 7 mths & 8 days, Thompson became the youngest ever winner in the LPGA's 61-year history. [Senator course, RTJ Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, Prattville, Alabama].
2011Wmn EuropeDubai Ladies ClassicEmirates GC273 (-15)€75,000
Played as the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters (Dec 14-17; LET season-ending event). Second-placed Lee-Anne Pace (RSA) finished 4 shots behind 16-year-old Thompson (USA), who became the youngest ever professional winner on the Ladies European Tour. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].
2008Wmn AmateurUS Amateur (Girls)Hartford GC5 & 4amateur
Played as the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. Thompson (USA) beat Karen Chung (USA) 5 and 4 in the final. [Hartford GC, West Hartford, Connecticut].

 

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