20 Things You Didn’t Know About Lexi Thompson

Lexi Thompson is one of the most famous and successful players on the LPGA Tour. Get to know her better...

Lexi Thompson during the Ascendant LPGA Benefiting Volunteers Of America
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Lexi Thompson is one of the biggest names in women’s golf, with a professional career spanning over a decade. During that time, she has won many tournaments, including a Major Championship in 2014.

But how well do you actually know her? Here are 20 things you might not have known about the American...

Lexi Thompson facts:

1. Alexis Noel “Lexi” Thompson was born February 10, 1995 in Coral Springs, Florida.

2. Thompson was home schooled for much of her early years.

3. In 2007, she qualified for the US Women’s Open. The American was only 12 years old and held the record for youngest player to qualify for a US Open until 2014.

Lexi Thompson walks with her caddie at the US Open

Thompson shot 86-82 in her Major debut at just 12 years old

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4. She won the 2008 US Girls' Junior Championship.

5. Thompson has two older brothers, Nicholas and Curtis. Nicholas has been a member of the PGA and Korn Ferry Tours and Curtis currently plays on the Korn Ferry Tour after graduating from Louisiana State University.

6. Thompson went undefeated at the 2010 Curtis Cup, winning four matches and drawing one. A week later, she turned professional.

7. The American is a fan of ice hockey and supports the Florida Panthers.

8. In 2011, she won the Dubai Ladies Masters Championship on the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Classic. This made her the youngest winner in LET and LPGA Tour history at 16 years, 7 months and 8 days old.

9. Thompson is sponsored by an array of companies including Bridgestone, Cobra Puma Golf, iCapital, Rocket Mortgage, Velocity Global, UKG and ioveria.

10. In 2014, the American became the second-youngest women’s Major champion, winning the Kraft Nabisco Championship (now called the Chevron Championship).

Lexi Thompson with the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship trophy

Thompson won her first Major at the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship

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11. She has a close bond with her family. Her brother Curtis and father Scott have often caddied for her at events.

12. Thompson has represented the USA in the Solheim Cup six times, in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2023.

13. The American has appeared on the cover of Golf Digest, Fitness and Power issue.

14. In 2020, Thompson announced the new LEXI brand, with projects focusing on golf, fitness and skin care.

Lexi Thompson Golf Bag

Thompson's golf bag, including her headcover of her dog Leo

15. The Floridian owns a Havanese-Poodle called Leo. Thompson credited Leo as one of the main reasons she returned to form in late 2018.

16. Lexi made her Olympics debut in 2016. She also represented Team USA at Tokyo 2020 (delayed to 2021). She has an Olympic Rings tattoo.

17. She became the seventh woman in history to compete on the PGA Tour when she played in the 2023 Shriners Open. She missed the cut with an impressive score of level par, which was better than dozens of PGA Tour pros.

18. She infamously received a four stroke penalty during the final round of the 2017 ANA Inspiration (now known as Chevron Championship), finding out on the 12th hole while in the lead by three. She rallied back but eventually lost in a playoff to So Yeon Ryu.

19. She has 11 LPGA Tour victories, but is currently on a win drought stretching back to 2019.

20. Lexi won the 2017 Race to CME Globe on the LPGA Tour and the Vare Trophy, awarded for the lowest scoring average.

How far does Lexi Thompson hit her driver?

Lexi Thompson at the top of her backswing on a drive

Lexi Thompson is one of the women's game's biggest hitters

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Lexi Thompson's driving distance is one of the strengths of her game, with a driving distance of around 275 yards over the past few seasons. Lexi has ranked inside the top-10 for driving distance on the LPGA Tour every year since 2012, with her average always over 270 yards.

Her longest hitting year was 2021, when she averaged 278.35 yards off the tee to rank 4th on the LPGA Tour. She has also had multiple seasons at no.2 on the distance charts.

Lexi Thompson career earnings

Her career earnings on the LPGA Tour, as of November 2023, are $13.85m from 11 victories and 86 top-10s. She currently ranks 10th in the LPGA's career money list.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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