Name:Alexis "Lexi" Thompson
Born:Feb 10, 1995 in Coral Springs, Broward County, Florida.
Turned Pro:2010 (aged 15)
MAJORS (1): Kraft Nabisco Championship (2014). Curtis Cup player (2010); Solheim Cup player (2013, '15, '17, '19, '21). Multiple wins on the LPGA and Ladies European tours.
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.
Played as the Aramco Team Series - New York (Oct 14-16; Ladies European Tour event; each of the 36 teams includes three professionals and one amateur player). [Trump Links at Ferry Point, The Bronx, New York City].
Individual competition: second-placed Brooke M. Henderson (Can) and Madelene Sagström (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Lexi Thompson (USA), who recorded her second Ladies European Tour win.
Team competition winners: Team Gustavsson (264, -24): Johanna Gustavsson (Swe), Jessica Karlsson (Swe), Karolin Lampert (Ger) & Jennifer Rosenberg (amateur, USA); professionals in winning team received $35,000 each. Team competition runners-up: Team Nelly Korda (265, -23): Nelly Korda (USA), Noora Komulainen (Fin), Celine Herbin (Fra) & James Rawson (amateur, USA).
Note: fourth of five Aramco Team Series pro-am events in 2022.
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 Lexi 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].
Played as the CME Group Tour Championship (Nov 15-18; LPGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Nelly Korda (USA) finished 4 shots behind Lexi Thompson (USA), who recorded her tenth LPGA Tour win. [Gold course, Tiburón GC, Naples, FL].
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.
Played as the Kingsmill Championship presented by JTBC (May 18-21). Second-placed In-gee Chun (S Kor) finished 5 shots behind Lexi Thompson (USA), who recorded her eighth LPGA Tour win. [River course, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA].
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.
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].
Played as the Honda LPGA Thailand (Feb 25-28; LPGA Tour event). Second-placed In Gee Chun (S Kor) finished 6 shots behind Lexi Thompson (USA), who recorded her seventh LPGA Tour win. [Old course, Siam CC, Pattaya].
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 Lexi Thompson (USA), who recorded her fifth LPGA Tour win. [Blythefield CC, Belmont, nr Grand Rapids, Michigan].
Played as the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship (Oct 15-18; KLPGA/LPGA Tours event). Second-placed Yani Tseng (Taiw) and Sung-hyun Park (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Lexi Thompson (USA), who recorded her second LPGA Tour win of 2015. [Ocean course, Sky 72 GC, Incheon, S Korea].
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].
Played as the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia (Oct 10-13; LPGA Tour event). Second-placed Shanshan Feng (USA) finished 4 shots behind Lexi Thompson (USA), who claimed her second LPGA Tour win. [East course, TPC Kuala Lumpur, KL, Malaysia; at the time known as Kuala Lumpur G&CC].
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].
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 Lexi Thompson (USA), who became the youngest ever professional winner on the Ladies European Tour. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].
Played as the Navistar LPGA Classic (Sept 15-18). Second-placed Tiffany Joh (USA) finished 5 shots behind Lexi 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].
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].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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