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Teen sensation Thompson to become LPGA member #pgatour

Teen sensation Thompson to become LPGA member #pgatour

Teen sensation Thompson to become LPGA member text size Carroll/Getty Images Thompson recently won the LPGA Navistar Classic by five strokes. Sep. 30, 2011 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Lexi Thompson proved she was good enough to play on the LPGA Tour as a 16-year-old when she beat a strong field by five shots two weeks ago. She was granted membership Friday based on more than birdies and bogeys. LPGA Tour commissioner Mike Whan approved Thompson's petition to become the LPGA Tour's youngest member effective in January, impressed with how the Florida teen handled herself in all aspects of tour life. "I've seen her at press conferences," Whan said. "I've seen her when she played well, I've seen her when she hasn't played too well. I've seen her at pro-am parties. I've seen her when fans are coming up to her when it's maybe not the best time." Thompson filed a formal petition T...

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