Lexi Thompson, at the age of 12, was the youngest golfer to ever qualify to play in the U.S. Women’s Open. She turned pro at the age of 15 and in September of 2011, Lexi set a record as the youngest-ever winner of an LPGA tournament at the age of 16 when she won the Navistar LPGA Classic.
In an interview in October on the PJ Sports Talk Show at the Red Bull (Lexi’s major sponsor) Flugtag Event, Lexi shared her story about the positive impact her two older brothers have played in her passion for the game of golf. She also looks up to other professional lady golfers like Nancy Lopez for inspiration.
And taking the (Red) bull by the horns, Lexi successfully petitioned the LPGA to receive a waiver to the rule that LPGA Tour members must be at least 18 years old, allowing her to enter the 2011 LPGA Qualifying School for Tour membership in 2012.