LPGA Golfer Lexi Thompson announced the launch of Lexi’s Legacy Challenge campaign in support of the SEAL Legacy Foundation.
Lexi’s Legacy Challenge will continue through November 11 (Veterans Day) with a goal of raising funds and awareness in support of the SEAL Legacy Foundation. Through the campaign, Lexi was presented with a commemorative Foundation pin as she landed on the first tee and she will wear that pin for the remainder of the LPGA Tour season. Donors of $25 or more to Lexi’s Legacy Challenge will receive the same pin.
Lexi Thompson’s journey to the top of the game began in Coral Springs, Florida, where she grew up the middle child in a highly competitive golfing family. In 2007, Lexi became the youngest woman ever to qualify for the U.S. Open at the age of 12.
Lexi turned pro at age 15 in the summer of 2010, and competed on the LPGA Tour over the next season and a half through Monday qualifying and sponsors' exemptions. In September 2011, she made history by winning the Navistar LPGA Classic by five shots to become the youngest winner in tour history at age 16. At the end of that same season, she successfully petitioned the LPGA Tour to waive their rule excluding those under the age of 18 from membership, and she became a permanent member of the LPGA Tour at the beginning of the 2012 season.
In the following four seasons, Lexi established herself as one of the most recognizable stars in the game, winning six more times, including her breakthrough Major victory at the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship. Her two victories in 2015 and one in 2016 elevated Lexi to Top-5 in the Rolex World Golf Rankings while seeing her become the #1 Ranked American in the World. Thompson also added a Major Victory on the LPGA Tour of Japan which followed her International Tour victory in Dubai bringing her profeesional win tally to 10 overall. Selected to represent the United States in both the 2013 and 2015 Solheim Cups, Lexi shined going undefeated in the 2015 competition. In 2016, Lexi made the USA Olympic Team where she competed in Rio, Brazil in golf’s return to the Games for the first time in over 100 years.
Away from golf, Lexi who is 22 years old, has been highly involved with the Military Charities and Causes which she often promotes through her burgeoning Social Media outlets. Her cover of the 2015 Golf Digest fitness issue was featured on Saturday Night Live and was one of the best-selling issues in the magazine’s 65-year history. Lexi's two brothers Nicholas and Curtis also compete at the highest levels on the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour respectively. Energetic, athletic, engaging, and dominating, Lexi Thompson has become a modern golf star both on and off the course.