Lexi Thompson is NEXT

Golf's next phenom

Originally Published: December 25, 2012
By Scott T. Miller | ESPN The Magazine

EVERY TIME Lexi Thompson stepped up to a shot on the first hole at the 2010 U.S. Women's Open, something would go wrong. A wayward drive. A misread putt. Thompson played the hole five over par for the week -- three bogeys and a double. But a funny thing happened: Every day Thompson would turn it around. By the time she got to Oakmont's 260-yard 17th, a drivable par 4, on Sunday, a top-10 finish was within reach. Screw playing it safe, Lexi decided; she pulled a 3-wood. In that ...

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