Monday, April 7

Lexi Thompson: 'It's Just a Dream Come True'

Lexi Thompson
LEXI THOMPSON BECAME THE SECOND-YOUNGEST major winner on Sunday by capturing the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. Thompson shot a final-round 68 to win her first major by three shots over Michelle Wie.

"It was an amazing day," said the 19-year-old Thompson. "...[I]t was definitely what I've been practicing for, what I live for, to play under that pressure and to get a major win under my belt, especially the Kraft Nabisco. It's such a huge honor to win this tournament."

Thompson birdied the first hole and never looked back in a near-flawless round. She didn't have a bogey on her card.

"It's a great feeling," Thompson said.

"This was one of my goals coming into the year, to win a major. I've always seen myself winning a Kraft Nabisco. It's such a huge honor with all the history behind the tournament. It's just a dream come true."

In search of her first major and sharing the 54-hole lead with Thompson, Wie was surely disappointed but praised her younger opponent.

"[Lexi] played amazing today," Wie said. "She played probably the best I've ever seen her play. She hit the ball so well. She made everything. It was just hard to catch up to her all day today, but I'm really happy for her."


Tony Jesselli (Tonyj5) said...

When Lexi is putting well she is in a class all by herself. She has now one 3 times in her last 12 starts, with at least one second place finish. She will win many majors.

The Armchair Golfer said...

She is definitely impressive.