Lexi Thompson (USA), a long hitter in women’s golf, failed to pass the cut on the PGA Tour, and unfortunately missed the opportunity to write a new history.
Thompson made a 36-hole even-par 142 with 5 birdies and 3 bogeys in the second round of the Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin (par 71) in Las Vegas on the 14th.
Thompson, who finished the second round tied for 85th, failed to advance to the third round due to three strokes short of the cut standard.
Babe Didrickson Zaharias (1911-1956) was the only six female players on the PGA Tour before Thompson who made the cut.
Zaharias made the cut at the Tucson Open and Phoenix Open in 1945, respectively.
If Thompson made the cut at the Shriners Children’s Open, he could make a new history on the PGA Tour 78 years after Zaharias.
Thompson didn’t make a new history of making the cut, but he also made other meaningful records.
The second-round record of 69 is one stroke shy of the lowest 18 holes recorded by a female player on the PGA Tour.
The lowest 18-hole record for a female player is 68 at the 2004 Sony Open by Korean American Michelle Wie.
At the time, Michelle Wie competed in the men’s tournament at the age of 14 and failed to make the cut by one stroke.
“I thought I was getting closer to passing the cut when I made birdies in a row,” Thompson told the PGA Tour after the game. “But I knew that the number of strokes based on the cut was getting lower.”
Thompson’s two older brothers, Nicholas and Curtis, are also professional golfers.
“Growing up with my brothers, I wanted to play against guys on the PGA Tour,” Thompson said. “But the most important thing is that a lot of kids watched my game off the ropes and I think it gave them a good message.” 스포츠토토