LPGA tour star Lexi Thompson (USA) will participate in the PGA tour tournament and compete in a shot competition with male golfers.
According to the PGA Tour on the 5th, Thompson will participate메이저놀이터 as an invited player in the 2023 PGA Tour Fall Series Shriners Children’s Open (total prize money: $8.4 million, 11.39 billion won), which will open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, USA on the 12th. Compete against 131 male athletes.
Thompson is the seventh female player to participate in a PGA Tour event. Babe Didrickson Zaharias was the first to compete in men’s competitions in 1935, followed by Shirley Spock, Annika Sorenstam, Suzy Whaley, and Michelle Wie West. Brittany Lincicome’s most recent appearance was at the 2018 Barbasol Championships.
Born in 1995, Thompson made her professional debut at the age of 15 and won a total of 11 times on the LPGA Tour. In 2007, when he was 12 years old, he set a record by qualifying for a major tournament, the US Women’s Open. Thompson, who is one of the longest hitters on the LPGA Tour with an average tee shot distance of 270.3 yards, has previously participated in event competitions other than regular PGA Tour competitions several times.
“It’s an amazing opportunity for me to be able to play alongside the guys,” Thompson said. “I want to send the message to young boys and girls that they can dream whatever they want and that they can achieve anything they put their minds to.”
Thompson also added, “I was inspired by Sorenstam, Wie, and Lincicome when they played on the PGA Tour,” adding, “I’m honored to have this opportunity.”
Kim Joo-hyung won this tournament last year, becoming the first player since Tiger Woods to win the PGA Tour twice before the age of 21.