What Is Lexi Thompson Day? Newly Retiring LPGA Golfer’s Unusual Achievement Explored

What Is Lexi Thompson Day? Newly Retiring LPGA Golfer’s Unusual Achievement Explored
What Is Lexi Thompson Day? Newly Retiring LPGA Golfer’s Unusual Achievement Explored The event’s masterminds have curated a unique Lexi Thompson Day on Tournament Fridays to celebrate this philanthropic sensation’s “success and growth over the past 14 years.” This season, the $1.75 million prize purse event will observe Lexi Thompson Day on July 19th.
Quite an achievement, right? After all, not everyone gets a day named after themselves at just the age of 29. But then, not everyone’s journey is quite like that of the 11-time LPGA Tour winner. Thompson qualified at the age of only 12 years, four months, and one day old; she turned pro at age 15; and she won on the LPGA Tour for the first time at age 16 becoming the youngest winner at that time. After a long run of 14 years filled with career highs and a fair share of struggles, Thompson has now decided to step away from the game and make her last season a memorable one. Even Dana Open Tournament Director Judd Silverman was quick to recognize Thompson’s role in expanding the game of golf. Silverman said as per LPGA.com, “Lexi has meant so much to the LPGA Tour’s success and growth over the past 14 years, and we felt this was the perfect time to honor her for everything she’s done for golf. Lexi has moved women’s golf forward while inspiring kids to follow their passion and dream big. I think she’s signed just about every hat, glove, ball, and flag handed to her and accepted countless requests from sponsors to make appearances on their behalf. Tournament Friday is a great time for the community to come out to the Dana Open and show Lexi how much we appreciate everything she’s done for kids and the game of golf!”

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