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Golf: Who is NEXT?

Updated: December 24, 2012, 3:18 PM ET
ESPN The Magazine

Lexi Thompson Lexi Thompson is no stranger to hype -- or outsize expectations. In 2007 at age 12, she became the youngest player to compete in the U.S. Women's Open. Three years later, she turned pro. In the fall of 2011, when she was just 16, Thompson became the youngest to win on the LPGA Tour. Oh, and then she successfully petitioned the LPGA Tour for membership, even though she was a year shy of the age requirement. Her bubbly personality, blonde hair and nearly-six-foot frame had ...

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