‘Amazing Gift From the Children’: Golf Fans Left in Awe, as Lexi Thompson Uses a Special Motivation at Shriners Children’s Open

Published 10/13/2023, 12:35 PM EDT

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Lexi Thompson is a wonderful example of regaining form after a career dip. Although Thompson’s season didn’t get off to the best of starts, she is now back on track. She demonstrated her resiliency in both the prestigious Solheim Cup and the Ascendant. And now, icing on the top, she is the seventh woman in golf history to become a part of the PGA Tour.

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Thompson is now competing in the Las Vegas Shriners Children’s Open and displaying amazing abilities there. She is being praised by numerous LPGA stars. However, Thompson’s best and most considerate gift came from the course alone.

A thoughtful gesture from the special visitors


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Many players, like Jessica Korda and Michelle Wie West, cheered for Thompson when her shooting video from the Vegas Green went viral. Even golf mommy Paige Spiranac couldn’t help but applaud the 11-time LPGA winner for her entry into the PGA Tour.

The golf diva stated that she cannot think of anyone who is more deserving of this opportunity than her most recent podcast, Playing a Round with Paige. As the wishes poured out from the elite players, the best was yet to come for Thompson. Shriners Hospitals for Children, which looks over the operation of the tournament, specializes in pediatric orthopedics, burn care, spinal cord injury rehabilitation, and cleft lip and palate.


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It goes without saying that there are plenty of hospitalized children in the audience. And those sweet children gave Thompson a lovely show of solidarity. They adorned the bag of the 28-year-old golfer with positive and inspirational messages. The LPGA tweeted a photo of Thompson’s bag along with the caption, A special bag for a historic week! @shrinershosp patients decorated @Lexi‘s bag this week with messages of inspiration and hope as she makes her first @PGATOUR start!”

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Thompson’s heart must have been captured by this lovely act. Let’s see how fans react to the post.

Thompson would cherish the bag for a long time

The sweet gesture is something that will give Thompson more power to perform well.

While these children are battling their own physical issues, one fan finds the encouraging remarks for them to be the loveliest thing. He also lauded the efforts of Shrine Children’s Hospital.

One fan showed how this gesture made him emotional, too, in a dramatic way.

One fan said that Thompson could take the bag to the hospital as well.

One fan is super sure that Thompson will cherish the bag forever.


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One account just poured love into the post.


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Well, this is surely the gift that Thompson will remember for days. We hope that with the love and power she has, she will do her best on the course.

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Written by:

Rajnandini Rathore


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Ananya Giri




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