Lexi Thompson on PGA Tour

Golf Queen; Paige Spiranac, Offers a Firm Verdict on Lexi Thompson

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Lexi Thompson has been at the center of the limelight for the past few weeks. From the defeat of her team at the Solheim Cup including some embarrassing moments, to her upcoming inaugural PGA Tour appearance, the professional has managed to turn many heads in her direction, including that of Paige Spiranac.

The model has always been very open in expressing her views regarding the many happenings in golf. In a similar case, she had a lot to say regarding the English golfer and her appearance at the men’s event as she took to her podcast, expressing her “shock” at the same time!

The blonde beauty took to her podcast, Playing a Round with Paige, to share a few thoughts about Thompson’s appearance at the PGA Tour event. The 28-year-old had managed to etch her name in the history of the sport by gearing up to take on the field of men at the Shriners Children’s Open in Las Vegas through a sponsor’s invite.

The influencer was very expressive of her admiration for the professional as Thompson was able to play an incredible role in the growth of women’s golf and the game as a whole. Spiranac went ahead to mention how the American has “been in the spotlight for such a long time” all the while pointing out how she “can’t think of someone who is more deserving of this opportunity.”

However, the influencer was “shocked” that people were asking about the tees that the LPGA icon was going to play. Although the golfer is set to hit it off from the tips, just like the men, wearing pants and following the rules, it led to the conversation as to “how far do the women play on the LPGA Tour.“

Nevertheless, the golfing queen was quick to express her admiration for the Solheim Cup star as she dubbed her as “one of the longest hitters“ on a circuit that takes place on very challenging courses. Moreover, she commended the 1X major winner on getting out of her “comfort zone” to become a better golfer.

Thompson has been finding herself in the spotlight for different reasons now. Prior to this, she was the center of attention owing to a controversy in the biennial event at the Finca Cortesin.

The 28-year-old’s shot during the 18th hole during the Friday Fourballs did not go as per her plans as it swerved to the right of her clubface leading it to roll down the slope of the greens. The failed attempt at an eagle cost her and her partner Lilia Vu to lose the match to Leona Maguire and Georgia Hall. But what made all the noise was her refusal to comment on the same.

The professional was asked about the same shot during a press conference after the match. She replied, “I don’t need to comment on that,” which caused a lot of backlash for the golfer as the community berated her for the same. She also mentioned how it was a bad lie owing to an even worse chip, marking the shot as nothing short of an impossible one.

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