Bryson DeChambeau and Lexi Thompson Were Both in the Bahamas, but for a Very Special Reason

Published 04/27/2022, 11:57 AM EDT
Golf – AIG Women’s Open – Carnoustie, Scotland, Britain – August 21, 2021 Lexi Thompson of the U.S. reacts during the third round Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough

It is not regular to see a PGA Tour star player and an LPGA Tour pro attend the same event. However, the Mad Scientist of golf, Bryson DeChambeau, and Lexi Thompson, were in the Bahamas to raise money for a good cause.

The golfers met in the Bahamas to raise money for the Bryson DeChambeau Foundation. DeChambeau shared the memories from the event with the public through his social media. 

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The Foundation works for the betterment and to support the Junior golf initiatives to grow the game, health, and education. According to DeChambeau’s Instagram caption, the annual event helped raise $350,000 for different charity foundations, including the National Kidney Foundation and Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. 

Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 5, 2022 Bryson DeChambeau of the U.S. reacts after hits his tee shot on the 14th during a practice round REUTERS/Mike Blake

Notably, it has been only two weeks since he had wrist surgery to mend his injury. The golfer didn’t play the majority of the events since the new year had begun. The 2022 Masters was only his third start this year, as he was constantly battling his wrist and hip injuries. 

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Known for his long drives, DeChambeau had posted a video of him swinging a driver with one hand after his surgery. The Foundation event is the new update the golfer has shared with his fans since then. 

Lexi Thompson helped raise $45,000 for the Bryson DeChambeau Foundation event!

Since the golfers were raising money, the event was that the highest bidder would get to play with their favorite golfer. According to the Story Lexi Thompson shared on her Instagram, the LPGA pro helped raise $45k at the event. The Story has since vanished from her account since it has a time limit of 24hrs. 

NAPLES, FL – NOVEMBER 18: Lexi Thompson poses for a photo with the CME Group Tour Championship trophy at Tiburon Golf Club on November 18, 2018 in Naples, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The famous television presenter Chris Harrison had originally shared the Story on his account, which she shared again. The content of the Story was as follows: 

“GETTING TO $23K TO PLAY GROVE XXIII WITHT THE AMAZING @lexi but it actually went for $45K!!! Great Fun at @brysondechambeau foundation event.” 

Thompson is one of the best LPGA Tour players in the world right now. She has won 11 championship titles, including a major. She has also represented America at the Olympics twice, in 2016 and 2020.

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Furthermore, the golfer has also shared a post on her Instagram indicating she is leaving the Bahamas after the event.

 

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A post shared by Lexi Thompson (@lexi)

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Being public figures, the golfers have the medium to raise money and awareness for a good cause. And the two of the top players at the LPGA and PGA Tours, Thompson, and DeChambeau, have done just the same. They came together and raised money for a meaningful program.

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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.

Edited By: Simar Singh Wadhwa

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