Lexi Thompson - September 20, 2011


Lexi Thompson won the Navistar LPGA Classic at the age of 16 to become the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history. She had a lot of fun playing with Tiffany Joh in the final round but she also had to work hard to keep her focus and it was a great relief to hole that last putt on 18 to win. On the issue of LPGA Tour membership, she is planning to file a petition with the LPGA Tour but this week it is the Solheim Cup and she wants to pay attention to that and root for the U.S. The LPGA Tour and her team will focus on the membership issue after the Solheim Cup is over. A number of players including Brittany Lincicome and Paula Creamer greeted her on the 18th green when she won and it was a wonderful feeling to have them congratulate her. She said that Tiffany Joh is maybe the nicest person you could ever meet after hearing an interview that Tiffany did and then added that her biggest improvement this year has been handling herself in tournaments when she has not played well. She drives a Camaro now and she likes to listen to a lot of hip hop and rap music. When she is at home, she is just a regular teenager who likes to drive around in her car and hang out with her friends. She practices a lot, but other than that she is just a normal teenager. After her win, she did not turn on her phone for four hours but when she did she heard from both of her brothers who were very pleased and who were very proud of her.