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 in 2010 when she was just 15 years old. This proves how skilled and talented golfer she is. It seems golf has been her natural talent that she has since her birth. She is the record holder of being the youngest-ever golfer to win the LPGA tournament. 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. Till date, she has won four LPGA Tours.
Born as Alexis Thompson on February 10, 1995, in Coral Spring, Florida, United States, she is the only daughter to her parents. She has two brothers, Nicholas Thompson and Curtis Thompson. Both her brothers are golfer. Nicholas is a professional golfer playing on the PGA Tour whereas Curtis plays from the tem of Louisiana State University, which he attends. Lexi was home-schooled in order to complete her education while she focuses on golf. She has been passionate on golf since her early age. Being both her brothers also golf passionate, it had been very easy for her practice with and learn and grow in her skills.
Lexi has made her remarks since her early age. She became the youngest player to qualify in the U.S. Open in 2007 when she was 12 years old which in 2014 was broken by Lucy Li. Besides,s he won the Aldila Junior Classic and became the second youngest winner of the title and became the youngest winner of Junior PGA Championship after winning Westfield Junior PGA. Her amateur career was impressive. She was the quarterfinalist in 2007 and semifinalist in 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, 2010 Kraft Nabisco Championship and also was in the team representing United States in Curtis Cup.
In 2010, Lexi turned professional signing the 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. She has 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 opportunity to play in more than 12 tournaments in 2011. This was indeed good news for her.
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 on 36th. With more games and Tour, on December 17, 2011, she won the Dubai Ladies Masters (Ladies European Tour) which made her youngest professional to win the LET.
In 2012, she agained petitioned the LPGA to waive the age rule to allow her to enter in 2011 LPGA Qualifying School for Tour Membership in 2012 where her petition was granted. She had her remarkable performance and after moving to Stage II, she won the Navistar LPGA Classic and withdrew from Qualifying School. Later on, she petitioned the LPGA for membership based on her win which got approved in 2011 September, making her a member of the 2012 LPGA Tour. On 2014, she had her first major win winning the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship making her the second-youngest women ever to win the major title till date.
Young and rising golf star, Lexi Thompson, is becoming the sex symbol in the golf as she had posed shirtless in the golf magazine Golf Digest. Lexi has got the looks and height as of model and in addition to it, she is the young champion in golf, having a lot of attention to her. She has a huge fan base and admired by many. However, there has been no any information out if she is dating someone. The information on her affair and boyfriend is not known. Her personal life is not made public as she does not want public attention on her private life.
Lexi Thompson has a good earning from her game. Being associated with different brands and sponsorships, it adds a large sum on her net worth. Lexi has a long way to go and set record under her name. To learn more on Lexy Thompson, her fans can visit different internet sites along with Wikipedia where a short biography on her is available. Also, her twitter and facebook account seems also helpful to get updated with her activities.
Last modified: April 5, 2015
Published on: April 5, 2015
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