Lexi

Alexis Thompson

I've been working on my game really hard and it's paid off

Lexi Thompson swings her golf club whilst standing on the manicured course at Coral Springs
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Hi, my name is Alexis Thompson. My friends call me Lexi. I was born on 10 February 1995 in Florida, USA.

Bio

Alexis 'Lexi' Thompson became the second youngest LPGA major winner in history when she sealed victory in the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship – and celebrated with a spectacular leap into Poppie’s Pond at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California.

Thompson, who hails from Coral Springs, Florida, seemed destined for greatness ever since making her first hole-in-one at the age of seven, and taking her first win in the same year.

In 2007, a 12-year-old Lexi became the youngest ever qualifier for the US Women's Open. She also qualified in 2008, and again in 2009 where she made the cut for the first time.

Having played on the winning United States team in the 2010 Curtis Cup against Great Britain & Ireland, Lexi turned pro in June 2010 at the age of 15 – just in time for the US Women's Open at Oakmont, California, where she tied for 10th place.

2011 was another landmark year as she recorded her first LPGA win at the Navistar Classic. At the time, aged just 16, she was the youngest winner on the tour and she followed it up with a further victory at the Dubai Ladies Masters.

Renowned as one of the best strikers of the ball on the tour, by the age of 19 she had four LPGA wins to her credit including that first major, after her power and controlled aggression proved too much for Michelle Wie in the final round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

"This is what I've worked so hard for," she said after that breakthrough victory. "This was one of my goals coming into the year, to win a major. I've always seen myself winning a Kraft Nabisco. It's such a huge honour with all the history behind the tournament. It's just a dream come true."

 

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. Kraft Nabisco Champion

      Her first Major LPGA event

      Mission Hills Country Club, California, USA

  2. 2013
    1. 1st Place: Lorena Ochoa Invitational

      Guadalajara, Mexico

    2. 1st Place: Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

      Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  3. 2012
    1. Women's World Golf Rankings - 24th

  4. 2011
    1. 1st Place: Dubai Ladies Masters

      Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    2. 1st Place: Navistar LPGA Classic

      Prattville, Alabama

    3. 1st Place: Lady President's Open

      Wheaton, Illinois