In a groundbreaking moment at the Shriners Children’s Open, Lexi Thompson, an accomplished 11-time LPGA Tour champion, made history as the first woman to grace the PGA Tour since 2018.
With determination and skill, she was one over par through 16 impressive holes in the vibrant city of Las Vegas before play was temporarily halted due to darkness.
This remarkable feat unfolded at the prestigious TPC Summerlin, where Lexi earned her spot through a sponsors’ invitation. While standing tied for 76th, she was on the cusp of an outstanding par with a 20-foot putt on the 17th hole, a thrilling moment that was postponed by nightfall.
As the sun sets in Vegas, play will soon resume for those players who have yet to complete their rounds, creating an atmosphere of anticipation for the second day. Lexi Thompson, with her stellar performance, remains a strong contender to make the weekend cut, a testament to her skill and determination.
Beau Hossler, with a remarkable opening round of nine-under, leads the pack, with JT Poston and Cameron Champ close behind. Lexi Thompson is set to continue her journey one shot under the cut line, aiming to secure her spot among the top 65 and ties for the weekend.
In her own words, “I played decent. I had one bad hole and a few iffy shots. But it’s golf. It was kind of expected.” Thompson’s humility and determination shine through as she strives to inspire female golfers and make history.
Beyond the fairways, Lexi acknowledges the incredible work Shriners does for children, adding, “There’s more to it than just golf. Shriners do amazing things for these kids, so I’m happy to be out here and supporting them in any way I can.”
Lexi’s journey is not just a golfing tale; it’s a groundbreaking moment in sports history, a testament to her talent, and an inspiration to all.