Six feet tall and 20-years-old, American golfer Lexi Thompson has been a pro since she was 15. If you think Tiger Woods or Annika Sorenstam were prodigies, Lexi will make you think again. When she was 12, she became the youngest golfer ever to qualify to play for the U.S. Open. She won her first LPGA even in 2011, when she was a little more than 16 and a half.
Last year she broke through with her first major, winning the 2014 ANA Inspiration (then called the Kraft Nabisco Championship) by three stokes. She’s started the Women’s PGA Championship Sunday in third place, four strokes off the lead held by Inbee Park — it’ll be a tough climb. Not as tough as qualifying when you’re 12, maybe. The Westchester Country Club will be ablaze with fervor for the young American.