Lexi Thompson Announces Retirement

by | May 28, 2024 | Pro News

LPGA Tour star Lexi Thompson announced on her Instagram today that this will be her final season on the women’s Tour. One of the women’s game’s more popular players over the past 15 years. Thompson, 29, is scheduled to play in this week’s Women’s U.S. Open,  which begins May 28 at Lancaster (PA) Country Club.

At age 12 in 2007, Thompson was the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open – at Pine Needles in Southern Pines, N.C. She has won 15 times around the world and played in two Olympics. Thompson’s only major championship was 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, CA.

“While it is never easy to say goodbye, it is indeed time,” Thompson wrote. “At the end of 2024, I will be stepping away from a full professional golf schedule. I’m excited to enjoy the remainder of the year as there are still goals I want to accomplish.

“I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my life. Time with family, friends, and my trusted companion, Leo I will always look for ways to contribute to the sport and inspire the next generation of golfers. And of course, I look forward to a little time for myself.”


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Steve “Spike” Pike is a lifelong journalist whose career covers Major League Baseball, the NFL, and college basketball. For the past 26 years, Spike has been one of the more respected voices in the golf and travel industries, working for such publications as Golfweek, Golf World, and Golf Digest for The New York Times Magazine Group. In 1998, Spike helped launch the PGA.com website for the PGA of America. As a freelance travel and golf writer, Spike’s travels have taken him around the world. He has played golf from Pebble Beach to St. Andrews, walked the Great Wall of China, climbed an active volcano in the Canary Islands, been on safari in South Africa, and dived with sharks off Guadalupe, Baja California.