Lexi Thompson, Jessica Korda, Talor Gooch and More Proudly Wear Patriotism on Their Sleeves Amid a Heartwarming Tribute to Heroes

Published 11/12/2023, 5:00 AM EST

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The federal holiday of US Veterans Day is here. Just like the rest of the country, the folks on and off the greens of golf have also shown their patriotism and love for the service of the US Armed Forces.

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Expressing their thoughts through their means, the players have hoisted the American flag on their sleeves, even outside of the pro-competitive world. In an Instagram update, LPGA players Jessica Korda, Lexi Thompson, and LIV Golf’s Talor Gooch greeted the country and expressed gratitude for the veterans!

A glimpse at Lexi Thompson and other pro golfers’ patriotic selves


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Lexi Thompson posted a story on her Instagram with the American flag, and the caption under the picture read: “Thank you to all the men and women that have served our country. Your service is always remembered and appreciated.” This was followed by a heart emoji and an American flag. 

Following suit, Jessica Korda added a post on her story: “On Veterans Day we honor the enduring legacy of those grounded in faith, service, and the courage to be brave. Thank you for your service and unwavering dedication.


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The Rangers GC posted a video of Talor Gooch talking about Veterans Day. In the clip, the golfer admitted that he grew up with military kids, so it was an everyday experience for him to have the military around. “The golf course I grew up on, there were B52s and all kinds of planes flying over constantly. So, it was an everyday experience… it is hard not to get patriotic,” the pro remarked.


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It’s clear that the day of honoring the war veterans is one of importance to all these stars; however, they aren’t the only ones to whom it means so much.

This isn’t the first time that the golfing world has taken to commemorate the heroes of the country. A few years ago, the golfing legend Tiger Woods himself shared some of his thoughts about honoring someone very close to his heart!

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If you are a fan of the golfing legend, you must be aware that Tiger Woods has a special connection with Veterans Day. The golfer grew up in a household where his late father, Earl Woods, served the country with his blood, sweat, and tears, and so this day holds a deeper meaning to the player and his family.


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In 2019, Woods took to his Instagram to express his love and gratitude to the veterans for their selfless acts and services. “Thank you, veterans, for your selfless acts, courage, and strength in protecting our freedom and keeping our country safe,” the golfer wrote in his post.

Woods’ father played a big role in his upbringing, and he was the one who introduced Woods to the dreamy world of golf. Thanking his father, the player also added, “Grateful to my Pops, and all of you, for your service.” 


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The golfers have had their fair share of thoughts and associations related to Veterans Day. Do you have any special memories that date back to November 11th? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Maheen Sajjad


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Maheen Sajjad is a golf writer at EssentiallySports. Having blazed through the ranks of the ES recruitment drive, Maheen has turned heads with her journalistic endeavor, which put her on the pedestal as an Editor for her college newsletter. Her journey into the world of golf began in the cozy confines of her home, where she watched her grandfather's weekend golf games.
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