Lexi pays tribute to Ali by recreating iconic photo


Tuesday, Jan. 17, would have been the late Muhammad Ali's 75th birthday.

Lexi Thompson took to social media to pay tribute to the boxing legend and social icon by recreating one of his most famous photos.

Ali's underwater shot was part of a collection by photographer Flip Schulke in a Miami pool in 1961 for Life magazine.

Ali died last June. Said Thompson: “I think that everyone is remembering Muhammad Ali today, on what would’ve been his 75th birthday. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to pay tribute to the legend with these photos and put my own golf twist to it too. As an athlete, I always admired Ali’s pure grit and determination in the ring. As an individual, he always kept everyone on their toes.”