Golfer Lexi Thompson Reveals How She’s Prepping for the Ladies Masters

Golfer Lexi Thompson Reveals How She’s Prepping for the Ladies Masters
At age twelve, Lexi Thompson was the youngest golfer ever to play in the U.S. Women’s Open. At age fifteen, she turned pro. At sixteen, she set a record as the youngest-ever winner of an LPGA tournament. It’s hard to believe that the now seventeen-year-old professional athlete’s accomplished this much this early in her career (especially because unlike a sport such as gymnastics, golf isn’t dominated by youngsters). Next up for Lexi is the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, which is part of the Ladies European Tour and starts on Dec. 5. She captured the tournament last year with a four-stroke margin (translation: it was a nail biter). We spoke to Lexi, who’s sponsored by Cobra Puma Golf, about what she wears on the golf course and how she mentally prepares to compete.

When did you first start playing golf?

“I started when I was five years old. I have two older brothers that play, and I live on a golf course, too. I’ve always looked up to them, and having their support has made me into a much better player.”

What’s your training schedule like?

“Since I’ve been home-schooled since sixth grade, I’ve practiced six to seven hours a day. I wake up, practice for three hours in the morning, eat lunch, and then go out and play eighteen or more holes. I work out with Craig Slaunwhite, the Florida Panthers’ trainer, three to four days a week whenever we’re in season, and then I work out on my own the other days.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *