Many golfers go through their entire career without once achieveing a hole-in-one, and even if they do, it takes years of experience, skill and a bit of luck. Not, however, if you're Alexis 'Lexi' Thompson. Lexi achieved her first hole-in-one at the mere age of seven, and took her first win in the same year!
In 2007, a 12 year old Alexis 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 won the 2010 Curtis Cup – the ladies amateur team championship played against Great Britain & Ireland – with the USA, Alexis turned pro in June 2010, just in time for her first Major, the US Women's Open at Oakmont, California.
2011 was a particularly good year for the then-16-year-old as she took two professional wins, one at the Navistar LPGA Classic and another at the Dubai Ladies Masters. Having been rapidly climbing the world rankings since 2009, Lexi now ranks 24th in the world and she has no plans to stop there.Read more