Alexis Thompson Is Good
By Kickntrue on 10/2/09
14 year old Alexis Thompson shot a -7 round and is one back at the LPGA's Navistar LPGA Classic. Ironically, Michelle Wie who was the whole way in kindergarten when Thompson was born is right on her heels after shooting her own -6, 66.

So- who will win first; Wie or Thompson? Wie has shown flashes of brilliance and Thompson has clearly shown from her performances in the US Open's that she's not a flash in the pan. In many ways she's been much more solid than Wie has ever been, and definitely at that age. I'm sure the LPGA wouldn't mind either of them winning. In fact, I'm sure the LPGA wouldn't mind them dueling to the finish this weekend.

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Banker85 says:
cough cough (who cares) cough....
10/2/09
 
Kickntrue says:
@jessehunt85- While i'd agree that in general women's golf is dead (and sometimes boring), this is definitely an interesting story. If a 14 year old could win on the LPGA Tour, I'd tune in to watch that.
10/2/09
 
Banker85 says:
true, i am just jealous!
10/2/09
 
jerdman says:
A 14 year old who looks 28. Seems like all the young LPGA phenoms are freak athletes. I'll be impressed when a 14 year old that looks like a 14 year old goes out and competes.
As a typical male, I think what would help the LPGA is to have a smokin hot superstar that could play in a PGA event and give the men a run for their money.
10/2/09
 
lcgolfer64 says:
jerdman - While the 'eye-candy' is all well and good, aren't we talking about the level of accomplishment on the course? Last I checked a 66 was a great score on the PGA tour... Are you saying that you're watching PGA majors because you think that Kenny Perry is "all that and a bag of chips" or becasue Kevin Stadler's next step is and "SI swimsuit photo shoot?"
10/2/09
 
Kickntrue says:
@jerdman... i gotta gang up on you a little bit. that is just about the most insulting thing you could ever say about a girl... literally a girl, not a woman. Alexis Thompson may or may not be the next big thing and the savior of the LPGA but what she is doing right now as a 14 YEAR OLD GIRL is amazing. For the record... if you saw her two years ago when she EARNED her way on the US Women's Open through qualifying... you'd say she looked like a little girl.
10/2/09
 
Banker85 says:
i seen her on sportscenter last night pretty impressive!
10/3/09
 
Smeltn says:
I agree she is pretty impressive. Hate she ended up tied for 27th, but at least it gives her some push and publicity.
10/5/09
 
cheymike says:
27th in a LPGA event... for a 14 yr old!!! That was disappointing considering that she was tied for the lead after 2 rounds... but STILL AMAZING!!!!
10/5/09
 
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