The genes are strong among the Thompson kids. At age 26, Lexi Thompson is the youngest of three pro-golfer siblings. Lexi and her older brothers Nicholas (38) and Curtis (28), who play on the PGA and Korn Ferry Tours, could be triplets, the trio bearing a strong resemblance in both appearance and golf talent.
Both brothers have periodically caddied for little sister, with Curtis on the bag in 2018 when Lexi captured the CME Group Tour Championship. This week, it’s big bro Nicholas toting Lexi’s bag at the Solheim Cup, adding yet another page to the ever-growing Thompson family scrapbook.
“It's such a special memory for me to be here at the Solheim Cup,” said Thompson. “It's my favorite event of my career. Family is everything to me, so to have him by my side to be able to share this experience with me, there's nothing like it. I'm enjoying every bit of it.”
The week at Inverness marks Thompson’s fifth time on Team USA, tied with Lizette Salas for the most appearances on this year’s team. She has two rookies in her pod in Mina Harigae and Yealimi Noh, giving Thompson the prime opportunity to flex her leadership skills and impart what she’s learned from her many years repping the Red, White and Blue.
Her biggest takeaway? Have fun and love the experience.
“If they have any questions, I'm there for them, but I just want them to embrace the experience and have as much fun as possible,” she said. “If they have questions, I'm here to answer them, but I just want to make them feel comfortable and have a good time and really feed off each other. It's all about making memories here and showing the world our game, and that's what we're here for.”