With the Olympics in Rio just days away, we have decided that it’s time to get to know some of the American athletes that you will be watching. Sure you already know Carmelo Anthony, Klay Thompson and DeAndre Jordan, but what about those volleyball players, gymnasts, and swimmers who you’ve never heard of. They deserve just as much love and affection as the professional basketball players and Michael Phelps.
Today we lace up our golf shoes and hit the fairway with Lexi Thompson. Hailing from Coral Springs, Florida, this 21 year old golfer became the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open back in 2007. Coming from a family of golfers, (her two brothers play on the PGA and Web.com Tours), Thompson brings vast experience to the green. With seven LPGA Tour victories under her belt, Thompson provides a youthful spirit to any course she plays. Going on six years as an expert, (she went pro at age 15!), Thompson adds a little bit of beauty to each swing of the club.
Before our men and women cross the boarder, check out these photos of this future phenom.
All photos courtesy of Lexi Thompson’s Instagram