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As Lexi Thompson Decided to Quit Due to…

During the second round of the Chevron Championship, Lexi Thompson makes a drive.

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Texas’s Woodlands — Ten years following her lone major victory at age 19 in the 2014 ANA Inspiration (now Chevron Championship), Lexi Thompson shot 78-74 and missed the two-over cutline by six strokes at the same major. Over the course of her last seven starts, Thompson has missed six cuts at majors. During that time, she has averaged 74.4, including 14 straight rounds in the 70s. Following Friday’s play, Thompson declined to speak.

Thompson’s performance at Carlton Woods continues a sharp decline from his major-league consistency during the preceding ten years. From 2013 to 2022, she finished in the top five at a major four times, including four times as runner-up.

But among the 29-year-old’s greatest achievements are several blown opportunities to win a second major championship. After a spectator emailed the LPGA at the 2017 ANA, Thompson was informed that she would be fined four strokes for failing to replace her ball correctly during the third round. She later lost in a playoff match against So Yeon Ryu.

In the final nine holes of the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open, Thompson gave up a five-shot lead and came in third. The following year, at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at the Congressional Blue Course, she gave up a two-shot lead with three holes remaining and finished in second place.

Thompson has only made one significant cut since Congressional, which was at the Women’s PGA last year. Thompson finished her second round with four birdies to qualify for the weekend. She completed T-47.

Up until the end of the season, Thompson had difficulty most of the previous year. She improved her status for 2024 by going 3-1-0 at the Solheim in September and finishing in the top 10 in her final three starts of the season (a T-8 at the NW Arkansas Championship, a sixth at the Ascendant LPGA, and a T-7 at The Annika). The 11-time LPGA champion has been in good form so far this season, finishing in the top three at the Ford Championship three weeks ago.

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