Lexi Thompson Leads her Men Counterparts in the PGA Tour

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Lexi Thompson has been all over the headlines this past week because of her participation in the PGA Tour. Her historic Day 1 play at the Shriners Children’s Open had the LPGA stars rallying behind her for her historic performance on the Vegas greens.

In the second round of the 2023 Shriners Children’s Open, Lexi Thompson carded a 2-under 69 to finish at even-par for the tournament, narrowly missing the cut and the chance to be the first woman to make a cut on the PGA TOUR since 1945.

As day 2 ends, despite a valiant effort, Thompson’s dreams of making history are thwarted, but that does not mean that her pride hasn’t remained intact. Irrespective of her loss, the American pro has showcased her mettle, her resilience, and her undeniable talent on a stage dominated by men, becoming the crowd favorite.

Lexi Thompson showed an impressive performance at the Shriners Children’s Open in Las Vegas and almost made history as she aimed to become the first woman in 78 years to make the 36-hole cut on the PGA Tour. Thompson showcased her skills, making five birdies in a 10-hole stretch but narrowly missing the cut due to a few late bogeys.

Her highlight round, a 2-under 69, tied Michelle Wie West’s record for the lowest score by a woman in a PGA Tour round. The latter had shot 68 twice in the Sony Open, once as a 14-year-old prodigy.

Following her second day on the PGA Tour, Thompson’s season came to a close. However, this didn’t dampen the spirits of her young fans. They eagerly awaited the end of Thompson’s game to celebrate her incredible achievement of gracing the PGA greens.

LPGA’s official Instagram handle, as well as Thompson herself, posted a snippet from the Vegas greens of the golfer interacting with her young fans. The caption under a video posted by LPGA read: “@lexi always has time for the young fans.”

Thompson also posted pictures from the greens and of the interaction with her fans on her personal Instagram account. Talking about her experience playing at the Shriners Children’s Open, the golfer captioned the post: “WOW. Words can’t describe how special this week was. I just want to say thank you so much to @shrinersopen for having me this week and hopefully inspiring so many out there !.”

Talking about the fan support that she received this week, the LPGA girl added, “Seeing all the fans out there especially the kids really made my week. Happy and grateful I could be part of this special event and will be a memory I’ll always cherish.”

As anticipated, viewers responded to Thompson’s performance and her touching moments with young fans. Here’s a peek at some of the fan reactions.

Fans reacted to Lexi Thompson’s Vegas gameplay and her interaction with young fans
Fans were thrilled by Thompson’s latest achievement and found it truly commendable. One enthusiast, reflecting on Thompson’s influence on the Vegas golf scene, remarked, “Such an amazing role model for our sport. Well done.”

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Another netizen considered Thompson an ambassador for future golf and added, “You are truly a Great Ambassador for golf. 2024 will be great for You!”

Some users were proud of Thompson’s achievements and added, “So Amazing!!! The make everyone around you better for knowing you,” along with, “Proud of what you accomplished this week!,” followed by, “Super proud of you!! Thanks for showing out and reprinting female golfers everywhere.”

A fan considered Thompson as their role model and added, “You are nothing but a class act!!!! Thank you for being such a terrific role model for a lot of people, both young and old. Well done young lady!!!”

Another dedicated netizen commended Thompson’s gameplay and added, “You were amazing!!!! I was following the hole by hole updates hoping for you to nail a couple more birds. Great job and awesome inspiration for all who need some!!!!!”

Thompson continues to receive love from her fans and the golf community, adding another star to her golf cape. Stay tuned to discover what lies ahead for the player.

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