Lexi Thompson wins at 16
Ping’s G20 ‘Family’ ( 6)
Until Sunday, “Lexi” was a word smug
car buffs used when referring to more than
This morning, “Lexi” is officially the next
big thing in American women’s golf.
And the thing is, Alexis “Lexi” Thompson
is not even all grown up yet. She’s 16 with
a wonderfully relaxed putting stroke and
a driver that regularly flies the golf ball to
places the best of the rest of the women on
the LPGA can only dream about.
In Alabama on Sunday, Thompson be-
came the youngest player ever to win on the
LPGA. And she did so by five shots. Some-
where, U.S. captain Rosie Jones is wishing
there was a loophole to give Thompson a
spot on her team for this week’s Solheim Cup
matches in Ireland. Somewhere, European
captain Alison Nicholas is glad it’s too late.
Meanwhile, near the historic cities of
Paris and Chicago there was a lot of hanging
on by the fingernails over the weekend.
GB&I lost the first five singles matches
in the Vivendi Seve Trophy just up the road
from Versailles before Ian Poulter and
somebody called Scott Jamieson rescued
captain Paul McGinley’s side from Continen-
tal Europe’s charging team. Marie Antoinette
was not immediately available for comment.
At the BMW Championship in the Windy
City’s southwest suburbs, Justin Rose
spent much of Sunday in rapid rewind until
a statement birdie chip-in on the 71st hole
earned him a big check, a pile of FedEx Cup
points and big momentum heading into this
week’s playoff finals. John Dillinger was not
immediately available for comment.
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