Thompson takes home first paycheck


OAKMONT, Pa. – Alexis Thompson tied for 10th at the U.S. Women's Open to earn her first tournament paycheck.

Thompson will take home $72,131. Not bad for a 15-year-old's first paid week of work (not counting endorsements). She turned pro three weeks ago at the Shoprite Classic but missed the cut there. 

Asked if she’s been dreaming of buying anything with her first paycheck, Thompson said: “I haven’t thought about it much. Maybe a car, not yet though.”