‘I Can’t Really Show It’: 4 Years Ago, LPGA Icon Lexi Thompson Made an Emotional Confession After Multiple Personal Setbacks

Published 12/11/2022, 7:00 PM EST

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Lexi Thompson is probably one of the most famous people in the world of golf. However, she still faces her share of challenges like everyone else. 2020 was hard for all of us, and Lexi was not an exception. She has had her share of issues throughout the years, however, 2020 and a few years before it was especially hard. She was faced with both personal and professional problems. Although, what complicated things further was the fact that she had to hide it because of the constant public exposure she undergoes.

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Lexi is a talented professional golfer, probably one of the best the world of women’s professional golf has ever seen. She started out her professional career comparatively early on in life. She was the youngest golfer to qualify for the US Women’s Open at just the ripe age of 12.

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The tumultuous times in Lexi Thompson’s life

From a macro level, Lexi Thompson sure has a life all of us would want amazing looks, a comfortable lifestyle, a powerful position in her professional career, you name it. However, when you zoom in on the reality of what’s actually the story of this professional golfer’s life, things seem to get clearer.

Contrary to what many would assume, Lexi does not have a stereotypically perfect life. In fact, she has struggled with more than one would imagine in a span of the last few years.

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Personally and professionally, life has not been all too easy for the youngest golfer to make history by qualifying for the Women’s Opens. Added to the pandemic stress, she also had to deal with the grief of her grandmother passing away as well as her mother’s resurfaced cancer diagnosis.

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Tumultuous times, one must think, however that was not it. She was also not having the best time in her professional life and was not on her A-game.

Thompson said, “The last year and a half, I have honestly been struggling a lot, emotionally, and it’s hard because I can’t really show it.”

Clearly, the fact that she is constantly looked upon and remains at the center of public attention does not help in being able to process her emotions about the issues that surround her. Clearly, life as a professional golfer comes with its share of pros as well as cons.

How Lexi Thompson is inspired by her mother

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Judy Thompson, the famous women professional golfer Lexi’s mother, is truly a symbol of bravery. She has been fighting reoccurring cancer for a long while now. However, her optimistic attitude is what turns most eyes.

Lexi’s skill at the sport is not just incomparable but also sharp. She has confessed to finding her inspiration from her mother.

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She once said“ She’s been a role model of mine. I always aspire to be half the woman that she is.”

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What do you think about Lexi and her story about coping with her mother’s cancer diagnosis? Share your views in the comment section below.

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Daiemah Malik

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Daiemah is a golf writer at EssentiallySports. Having been writing since the age of 12, she has had a keen interest in Golf. Daiemah admires Nelly Korda and Tiger Woods, and would love to see more women excel in the sport.
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Manaal Siddiqui

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