Lexi Thompson is set to become the seventh female to play on the PGA Tour after confirming she will play in the 2023 Shriners Children’s Open.
American Thompson is an 11-time LPGA Tour winner, including victory in the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship for her only major success.
The Shriners Children’s Open takes place at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas from October 12-15, 2023.
By teeing it up, Thompson will follow in the footsteps of Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1935), Shirley Spork (1952), Annika Sorenstam (2003), Suzy Whaley (2003), Michelle Wie-West (2008) and Brittany Lincicome (2018) in playing on the PGA Tour.
Lexi Thompson PGA Tour Reaction
“I’m hopeful that my ability to play with the men next week at the Shriners Children’s Open sends a great message to the young women that you can chase your dream regardless of how hard it is,” Thompson said in a statement.
“I’m grateful to Shriners Children’s for this opportunity to spend the week alongside these inspirational kids.”
Patrick Lindsey, executive director of the Shriners Children’s Open, added: “We are thrilled to welcome Lexi to the 2023 tournament.
“Shriners Children’s mission is to help all children live their best life, regardless of what medical challenges lay in front of them.
“We are eager to have Lexi on the course and continue to break through barriers, just as our more than 1.5 million patients do every day.”
Lexi Thompson Career
Thompson has won 11 times on the LPGA Tour, the first of which was at the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic.
She has also enjoyed success in the 2013 Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia and Lorena Ochoa Invitational, 2015 Meijer LPGA Classic and LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship and 2016 Honda LPGA Thailand.
In 2017 she won the Kingsmill Championship and Indy Women in Tech Championship, while Thompson also lifted the titles at the 2018 CME Group Tour Championship and 2019 ShopRite LPGA Classic.
Her biggest LPGA Tour success was her sole major victory in the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship, which is now known as the Chevron Championship.
Thompson is also a two-time Ladies European Tour winner following successes in the 2011 Dubai Ladies Masters and 2022 Aramco Team Series New York.
She also has one LPGA Tour of Japan victory to her name having won the 2016 World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup.
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