Lexi Thompson is a young American professional golfer playing in the LPGA Tour. She has been the youngest golfer ever to qualify for playing in U.S. Women’s Open, at the age of 12. She turned professional when she was just 15 years old.
She was 16 years when she won her first LPGA Tour. She has also been the second youngest player to win the Ladies European Tour. Kraft Nabisco Championship 2014 has been her first major win since her professional debut. To date, she has won four LPGA Tours.
The 28 years old professional American golfer has an estimated net worth of $5 million, including all of her properties and earnings. She has earned over $10 million from her wins in golf as her prize money. She is signed with major endorsements and sponsors deals with large companies such as Red Bull, Cobra-PUMA Golf, and Zurich.
Apart from golf, she is involved in modeling which is also another source of earnings, but a maximum of her net worth is built through her professional career in golf.
Young and rising golf star, Lexi Thompson, is becoming the sex symbol in golf as she posed shirtless in the golf magazine Golf Digest. Lexi has got the looks and height of a model and in addition to it, she is the young champion in golf, having a lot of attention on her. She has a huge fan base and is admired by many.
Lexi Thompson has good earnings from her game. Being associated with different brands and sponsorships adds a large sum to her net worth. Lexi has a long way to go and set a record under her name. To learn more about Lexy Thompson, her fans can visit different internet sites along with Wikipedia where a short biography of her is available. Also, her Twitter and Facebook account seems also helpful to get updated on her activities. She is a good friend of Inbee Park and Paige Spiranac.
Lexi has made her remarks since an early age. She became the youngest player to qualify in the U.S. Open in 2007 when she was 12 years old. Her amateur career was impressive. She was the quarterfinalist in 2007 and semifinalist in the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur. She had won the 2008 U.S. Girls’ Junior. She also had played in the Women’s Australian Open, and 2010 Kraft Nabisco Championship, and also was in the team representing the United States in Curtis Cup.
In 2010, Lexi turned professional signing sponsorship deals with Cobra-PUMA Golf and with Red Bull. Since Lexi lacked the official status as an LPGA Tour member, she has to rely on sponsor’s exemptions to have her entry in the tournaments.
Lexi had her first LPGA tournament in 2011, Avnet LPGA Classic, with a sponsor’s exemption. She also played in the ShopRite LPGA Classic, LPGA Championship, and the U.S. Open but missed the cut. Her fifth LPGA tournament was Evian Masters where she finished 36th. With more games and Tours, on December 17, 2011, she won the Dubai Ladies Masters (Ladies European Tour) which made her the youngest professional to win the LET.
She petitioned the LPGA to allow her to play in up to 12 LPGA Tournaments in 2011 using sponsor exemptions instead of six which was denied by the then Commissioner Mike Whan. However, he announced that the rules would be changed to allow the non-members of LPGA to qualify maybe which in effect ought to give her the opportunity to play in more than 12 tournaments in 2011. This was indeed good news for her. At age sixteen, she became the youngest winner ever on the LPGA Tour, breaking the previous record set by Marlene Hagge at age 18 in 1952. Her record stood for 11 months until 15-year-old Lydia Ko won the 2012 CN Canadian Women's Open.
Lexi Thompson was born Alexis Noel "Lexi" Thompson on February 10, 1995, in Coral Springs, Florida, the United States. She is the only daughter of her parents and has two brothers, Nicholas Thompson, and Curtis Thompson. Both her brothers are golfers. Nicholas is a professional golfer playing on the PGA Tour whereas Curtis plays for the team of Louisiana State University, which he attends.
Lexi was home-schooled to complete her education while she focuses on golf. She has been passionate about golf since an early age. Being both her brothers also golf-passionate, it had been very easy for her to practice with and learn and grow in her skills.