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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Mag Minute: Golfer Lexi Thompson

By Sam Alipour
ESPN The Magazine

Lexi Thompson
Lexi Thompson talks to The Mag.

At age 12, Lexi Thompson became the youngest female golfer ever to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open. At age 15, she turned pro. At 16, the Coral Gables, Fla., native became the youngest ever winner of an LPGA tournament with her victory in the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic. Now 18, Lexi is ranked No. 24 in the world and has accrued six career Top-10 finishes and $707,866 career earnings—so far.

Who is your celebrity crush?

Channing Tatum. I’ve liked him since “Step-Up.” He’s just so good-looking.

If you could have any superpower, which would it be?

I’d be invisible. You can find out crazy things about people if you’re invisible. I’d definitely use it on boys.

What is your most irrational fear?

Spiders. Whenever I walk into a web, I just freak out. And snakes. If I see a snake on the Discovery Channel, I lose it.

Who would play you in a biopic?

Cameron Diaz. She’s a great actress, though I’m not sure she can golf. Maybe she could play me in my everyday life and one of my athlete friends could do the golfing.

What was your best Halloween costume?

A few years ago, I dressed up as a lady bug. I was probably too old for that, but I’ve always felt they bring good luck.

What is the most embarrassing music you listen to?

Disney songs. What can I say? I’m still a little girl inside.