Name:Alexis "Lexi" Thompson
Born:Feb 10, 1995 in Coral Springs, Broward County, Florida.
Turned Pro:2010 (aged 15)
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].
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].
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. Thompson (USA) beat Karen Chung (USA) 5 and 4 in the final. [Hartford GC, West Hartford, Connecticut].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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