In the Winner's Circle with Lexi Thompson

Lexi Thompson
Photo Credit: David Cannon/Getty Images

Lexi Thompson of the USA with her caddie and family in the traditional jump into Poppy's Pond after her three shot win during the final round of the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club on April 6, 2014 in Rancho Mirage, California.

Born: Coral Springs, Fla.
Lives: Coral Springs, Fla.
Birthdate: February 10, 1995 – currently 19 years, 1 month and 27 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour: Won the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic as a non-member
Turned Professional: June, 2010

VICTORIES
- LPGA: 4th career victory and 1st career major
- Made 7 starts in between her 3rd and 4th career victories

RACE TO THE CME GLOBE
- Earns 625 points toward the Race to the CME Globe standings and moves into 5th on the points list with 1,035 points this season

ROLEX RANKINGS
- With her win, Lexi is projected to move from 9th to 6th in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings

MONEY
- CAREER: With the $300,000 first-place check, Lexi has surpassed the $2 million dollar mark in career earnings at $2,117,130
- SEASON: Lexi has earned $491,885 this season and ranks 3rd on the LPGA Tour Official Money List

TOURNAMENT SPECIFIC
- Thompson becomes the second youngest winner at a major - Morgan Pressel at 2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship (18 years, 10 months, 9 days)
- Previous finishes at the Kraft Nabisco Championship:

2009
T21
2010
T24
2012
T22
2013
T48


2014 IN A NUTSHELL
-7 events, 6 cuts made, $491,885 earned, 1 win, 3 top-5 finishes
-Earns 60 points toward the Rolex Player of the Year race and is now currently ranked first with 75 points

2013 RECAP
- 24 events, 19 cuts made, $1,206,109 (6th on the LPGA Tour Official Money List)
- 6 top-10 finishes, 4 top-5 finishes including her 1st and 2nd official LPGA victories at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia and the Lorena Ochoa Invitational Presented by Banamex
- Crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings with a 3rd place finish at The Evian Championship, the season’s fifth major
- Ranked 2nd in eagles with 12 for the season, 2nd in driving distance with 271.19 driving average and 10th in top-10 finishes with 7
- Competed on her first U.S. Solheim Cup Team, posting a 1-2-0 record

OF NOTE
- All 4 of Thompson’s career wins have come when she slept on the lead heading into Sunday
- Has won 4 of 5 events she has led or co-led after three rounds

 

Topics: In the winners circle, Kraft Nabisco Championship, Thompson, Lexi

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