This is J. W with a quick note about last weekend. Lexi Thompson just won her first LPGA event… at the age of 16. This accomplishment is from a young woman who competed in the Women’s U.S. Open at age 12. I have an 11 year old son, and it is hard for me to imagine a 12 year old competing at that level. Of course, there is a big difference between men’s and women’s competition, but qualifying on her own merit to compete at that level is not be to taken lightly.
It looks like Lexi Thompson definitely qualifies under the category ‘phenom.’ I am not going to burden her with any additional labels or predictions of future domination. I am just going to remember the name and hope that she successfully navigates the perils of working in an adult world as a young adult.
Good luck, Lexi. Play well.