The female golf world seems to be dominated by women who are not only beautiful but are also quite young. One of such women is Lexi Thompson who by looking at her age, one begins to wonder how she was quick to attain success in her career. Did she start playing golf from the womb or what is it that makes her so good? These and more are all that we are going to delve into here as you learn about one of America’s finest female golfers, Lexi Thompson.
Bio of Lexi Thompson
The golfer was born on the 10th day of February in 1995 in Coral Springs of Florida in the United States of America. Her birth name is Alexis Thompson while her mother’s name is Amanda Thompson and that of her father is Scott Thompson. She is of American nationality by birth and belongs to the white ethnicity.
Lexi can be said to have inherited her golf talents from her father as he used to be a golfer himself who started playing at a very young age and later turned a golf coach when he stopped playing competitively. Her two brothers discussed below are also professional golfers.
For her education, Lexis was homeschooled during her high school years and by September 2012, she had secured admission to Louisiana State University to obtain a college degree. By now, she must have graduated but it has not yet been revealed what degree she bagged from the educational institution.
Being born into a family of golfers, Lexis couldn’t have seen it as strange to play the sports mostly dominated by the menfolk. She began playing at a very young age and became the youngest female player to qualify for the US Women’s Open at the age of 12 in 2007. She did not win the competition but won the Aldila Junior Classic in the same year to become the second-youngest player in American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) to win the title in addition to winning the Westfield Junior PGA Championship as the youngest person ever to do so at that time.
Her amateur golf laurels boast of a total of 3 championship wins which include 2003 and 2004 U.S. Kids Golf World Championship, 2008 U.S. Girls’ Junior while her other accomplishments as an amateur golfer are the second round, U.S. Girls’ Junior in 2007, quarterfinalist in U.S. Women’s Amateur of the same year, 2009 third round, U.S. Girls’ Junior and semifinalist, U.S. Women’s Amateur of the same year.
Lexi Thompson began playing professional golf in 2010 and signed sponsorship deals with Red Bull and Cobra-PUMA Golf. Her first three professional golf competitions made her earn $314,842. Her first professional win came on February 21, 2011, in a one-round Fuzion Tour event at her home course in Coral Springs, Florida. In September, she won her first LPGA tournament, the Navistar LPGA Classic at 16 years which made her the youngest winner on the LPGA Tour then.
Lexi’s professional career accomplishments boast of 9 LPGA Tour wins which include; Navistar LPGA Classic, Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, Lorena Ochoa Invitational, Kraft Nabisco Championship, Meijer LPGA Classic, LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship, Honda LPGA Thailand, Kingsmill Championship and Indy Women in Tech Championship. In addition to this, Lexi has one LET win (Dubai Ladies Masters) and one LPGA of Japan Tour wins (World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup).
Over the years, she has continued to improve on her position in the Women’s World Golf Ranking at the end of each year. In 2009, Lexi Thompson was ranked 246 in the world but as at 2017, she has come up to number 4 in the ranking. Since she is still young, very young and still has ample room to improve on her accuracy, it shouldn’t be surprising if we see her take up the number one position in the not so distant future.
In her family are Nicholas and Cutis Thompson; her brothers who also took to golf from a very young age. You should know why – apparently their father.
The two brothers are doing well in their own space though they have not been as successful as their sister on the golf course. Nicholas plays on the PGA and Web.com Tours while his brother Curtis plays mainly on the Web.com Tour.
Notably, Nich’s career boasts of 2005 Jones Cup Invitational amateur win, 2007 HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship and he has also made an appearance in 2005 for the US national golf team which won the Walker Cup in 2005.
The female golfer has an impressive height of about 6 feet with a body weight of 72 kg.
Who is she Dating, Partner (Boyfriend) or is she Gay?
When one is young and successful, the next question from people will usually be who is his or her love interest. If an answer is not readily provided, they are often quick to term the person as being gay; as it is one of the things that over time came to be associated with people who take too long to reveal who they have feelings for.
Lexi Thompson has certainly achieved a lot of success and fame through her golf career and outside her laudable accomplishments, it is quite surprising to know that she hasn’t revealed the identity of any man that makes her do those things ladies do when they are in love. She hasn’t been seen in public with anyone, neither has anyone drawn attention to himself by claiming with or without proof to be her love interest.
However, in an article published by espnW.com in 2015, she was reported to have a boyfriend who “has his own life,” but many years have passed since then and the identity of the man is yet to be revealed. The absence of a male figure in her life is what prompted people to speculate that she is probably gay. Others drew their conclusion from the way they think they heard her voice sound which according to them is a lot masculine. Therefore to them; if she sounds like a man and has no boyfriend, she is probably gay.
Well, until Lexi Thompson reveals what her sexual orientation is, we can hold it as a fact for now that she is still single, not dating anyone, has no partner and can’t be conclusively termed gay.