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Lexi Thompson

Who is Lexi Thompson?

She is a major champion, but who is Lexi Thompson? Find out more about the American with our player profile on her…

 

Lexi Thompson is one of the best American players of recent times, with a major title among several LPGA Tour victories.

The American became a record breaker at the age of just 12, when she became the youngest player to ever qualify for the US Women’s Open. She also became the youngest winner on both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour, winning on both at 16. Thompson had turned professional a year earlier, at 15-years-old.

Thompson secured her first, and to date, only, major win when she was 19. The American was the victor at the Kraft Nabisco (now Chevron Championship) to become the second youngest major champion in women’s golfing history. That win is one of 11 LPGA Tour titles, and 15 professional victories in total. The American then played on the PGA Tour in October 2023, playing at the Shriners Children’s Open.

She became the youngest American to play in the Solheim Cup when she made her debut in the competition in 2013. Thompson has gone on to become a pivotal part of the American team, playing in every edition of the biennial tournament since, with the 2023 edition being her sixth appearance.

Lexi Thompson | Player Profile

Personal Information

Name: Alexis Noel Thompson
Born: February 10, 1995
Nationality: United States
Residence: Coral Springs, Florida, United States

Career

Turned Pro: 2010
Professional Wins: 15
Highest World Ranking: 3 – February 29, 2016

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
– Chevron Championship – WON (2014)
– Women’s PGA Championship – T2 (2022)
– US Women’s Open – T2 (2019)
– Evian Championship – 2nd (2015)
– AIG Women’s Open – 8th (2016)

Professional Wins – 15

2011 (3) – TPC February Shootout, Navistar LPGA Classic, Dubai Ladies Masters
2013 (2) – Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, Lorena Ochoa Invitational
2014 (1) – Kraft Nabisco Championship
2015 (2) – Meijer LPGA Classic, LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship
2016 (2) – Honda LPGA Thailand, World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup
2017 (2) – Kingsmill Championship, Indy Women In Tech Championship
2018 (1) – CME Group Tour Championship
2019 (1) – ShopRite LPGA Classic
2022 (1) – Aramco Team Series – New York

Achievements and Awards

LPGA Vare Trophy – 2017
Race to the CME Globe – 2017

Lexi Thompson | What’s In Her Bag?

Thompson plays a mixture of clubs in her golf bag, with the majority being Cobra products. A RadSpeed driver is teamed with King LTD fairway woods and King wedges. She also uses a Titleist Scotty Cameron GoLo putter and Bridgestone Tour B RX ball.

You can look more in depth at what’s in the bag for Lexi Thompson here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Lexi Thompson

When and where was Lexi Thompson born?

Lexi Thompson was born in Coral Springs, Florida in February 1995. She started playing golf at the age of 5, and first played in competitions at the age of 7.

When did Lexi Thompson turn professional?

Thompson turned professional in June 2010, at just 15 years of age. Just a couple of years later, she was able to qualify for an LPGA Tour membership.

How many professional titles has Lexi Thompson won?

As of September 2023, Thompson has won 15 professional titles. Her first came in 2011 at just 16 years of age, when she won the TPC February Shootout on the Fuzion Minor League Golf Tour. She has 11 wins on the LPGA Tour and two Ladies European Tour victories. Thompson also has a major title, having won the Kraft Nabisco Championship in 2014.

Did you Know?

Breaking Age Barriers

Lexi Thompson has made history several times during her career. At just 12-years-old, Thompson became the youngest golfer to ever qualify for the US Women’s Open. She then set the record for becoming the youngest woman to ever win on the LPGA Tour, when she was victorious at the Navistar LPGA Classic. She was just 16. Thompson then won her first major, the Kraft Nabisco (now Chevron) Championship, at just 19.

Family Golf

Brothers Nicholas and Curtis Thompson are also professional golfers, with both having played on the Korn Ferry Tour and the PGA Tour. 

Solheim Cup Stalwart

Thompson first played in the Solheim Cup in 2013, at just 18-years-old. She has gone on to become a pivotal part of any American success, featuring in six successive Solheim Cups.

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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