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Lexi Thompson retiring from full-time golf at end of season – Golf News

By admin May29,2024


Thompson, 29, an 11-time LPGA Tour winner who appeared in the Solheim Cup six times, said in an audio letter on Instagram that she will be “stepping away from a full professional golf schedule” at the end of 2024.Currently preparing to compete at the US Women’s Open in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Thompson said: “While it is never easy to say goodbye, it is indeed time. At the end of 2024, I will be stepping away from a full professional golf schedule.

“I’m excited to enjoy the remainder of the year as there are still goals I want to accomplish. I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my life. Time with family, friends, and my trusted companion, Leo.

“I will always look for ways to contribute to the sport and inspire the next generation of golfers. And of course, I look forward to a little time for myself.”

Thompson burst on to the world scene as a 12-year-old in 2007 when she became the US Open’s youngest-ever qualifier at the time.

She spent nine years, from 2013 to 2022, as a permanent fixture in the Rolex Rankings’ top 10, represented the USA at both the 2016 and 2020 Olympics and will be appearing in her 18th successive US Open at the Lancaster Country Club this week.

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