15 Things You Didn’t Know About Lexi Thompson

Get to know Lexi Thompson a little better with these things you might not have known about her

Lexi Thompson at the Hero World Challenge
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American 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 15 things you might not have known about the American...

15 Things You Didn’t Know About Lexi Thompson

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 US Open

Thompson Shot 86-82 In Her Major Debut At Just 12 Years Old (Photo by Chris Seward/Getty Images)

4. Thompson has two older brothers, Nicholas and Curtis. Nicholas has been a member of the PGA and Korn Ferry Tours and Curtis is currently playing at Louisiana State University.

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

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

7. 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.

8. Thompson is sponsored by an array of companies: Bentley, Red Bull, Rolex, Bridgestone, Cobra and Puma Golf.

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

Lexi Thompson Major

Thompson Won Her First Major By Three Shots Over Michelle Wie (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

10. She has a close bond with her family. Her brother Curtis and father Scott are often seen caddying for her at events.

11. Thompson has represented the USA in the Solheim Cup in 2013, '15, '17 and '19.

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

13. 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 Headcover Of Her Dog Leo (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)

14. Thompson plays a full Cobra bag, except her putter.

15. The American owns a Havanese-Poodle called Leo, who accompanies her to most of her events. Thompson credits the dog as one of the main reasons she returned to form in late 2018.

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