LPGA Tour legend on Lexi Thompson: “Nothing will make her quit trying”

LPGA Tour legend on Lexi Thompson: “Nothing will make her quit trying”

LPGA Tour legend Judy Rankin believes nothing will stop Lexi Thompson from trying to win again on the LPGA Tour despite yet another near-miss on the circuit last weekend.

Thompson was seemingly handed the Pelican Women’s Championship on Sunday when World No.1 Nelly Korda triple-bogeyed the penultimate hole to fall two shots behind.

Thompson found herself at 18-under par and one shot clear over two players in the clubhouse as she stood on the 18th tee, but she could have been two shots ahead had she not missed a short four-foot putt for par on the 17th.

Her playing partner Korda bounced back on the 18th hole with a birdie from 15 feet to join Lydia Ko and Sei Young Kim on 17-under par, but Thompson was left with the task of two-putting from 40 feet to end a winless spell dating back to June 2019.

But Thompson three-putted for bogey, missing a putt from four feet for the win.

It meant a four-way playoff with Korda, Ko and Kim. Despite coming up shy of a 12th LPGA Tour title and ending a 17-month winless drought, LPGA Tour legend Judy Rankin is confident Thompson is doing all the right things to get back on track.

“I give her credit for the way she works and addresses her shortcomings and tries to whip it,” Rankin told Golf Channel.

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