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Lexi stepping away from social media after grandmother's death

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Lexi Thompson said in an emotional Instagram post on Friday that she will be stepping away from social media in the wake of her grandmother’s death.

I will miss your goodluck/LOL (lots of love) texts before or after my rounds , doing your nails, or just sitting outside on the patio in the fresh air with you. The lord has taken you to a better place with hopefully the most beautiful garden because I know that's what you loved. How I saw you yesterday will not be how I remember you I will always remember your beautiful spirit, your laugh and smile . I know you'll always be watching over us with your true love R.I.P Nana Everybody I'm very sorry but this has been a very hard year emotionally for me and I'm going to step away from social media for a bit. I appreciate all the support from all of you, if anything my management team will upload stuff. But for me it's time to focus on my family and nothing else. Thank you

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Thompson, the No. 3 player in the world and a multiple winner this year on the LPGA, has long had a strong social media presence. She revealed earlier this year that her mother, Judy, was battling uterine cancer. Lexi also endured a difficult start to the major season when she was hit with a four-shot penalty in the final round of the ANA Inspiration and went on to lose in a playoff.