"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."