Lexi Thompson’s Misery Short-Lived As LPGA Tour Pro’s Brother Makes a Massive PGA Tour Move

Published 11/14/2023, 8:55 PM EST

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Lexi Thompson has had her chances on the greens this year. The player has played well, but her health-related concerns and her scarce top finishes and wins have been a hard blow. Because of her lack of game points this season, the player won’t be seen on the greens this weekend at the CME Group Tour Championship as well. The current World No. 28 has a tough pro time ahead of her, as she ought to prove her prowess on the greens again at her last event of the 2023 leg in December.

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Thompson made many heads turn with her performance at her home grounds last weekend, but irrespective of that, in the midst of her seasonal disappointments, a massive ray of victory has given the player a reason to celebrate. Lexi’s brother has made it to the PGA Tour, securing a grandiose win.

Curtis Thompson’s win at the RSM Monday Qualifier illuminates PGA Tour dreams

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On the greens at Brunswick Country Club, the RSM Monday qualifier unfolded into a tale of resilience and some cheers. The par-3 course came alive with competitive spirit, and Lexi Thompson’s brother, Curtis Thompson, irrespective of the shadows, showed his playing prowess with a decisive birdie putt on the illuminated par-3. The players erupted in cheers as Thompson secured a late-night win and earned a chance to make his 33rd career PGA Tour start and the second of the season. 

Other than Thompson, Rafa Campos, and Matt Akins also secured the first two spots. The golfers displayed some really well-practiced skills and composure under the spotlight, literally and figuratively. The unexpected withdrawal of Geoff Olgivy opened the door for PGA Tour winner Tommy Gainey to enter the fray, setting the stage for a gripping continuation of the playoff.

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PGA Tour updated the golf world about the player’s achievement via their X handle, and the caption of the post read: “Monday Night Lights 💡After an 8-for-3 playoff, Curtis Thompson (@Bombsquad_LSU) birdied the fifth playoff hole to earn the last spot @TheRSMClassic.”

 

The stakes at the game were pretty high, and the limited daylight hours in mid-November added an extra layer of challenge to the playoff determining the final qualifiers for the PGA Tour. Irrespective of all the course of hardships though, Curtis made it. His sister, Lexi Thompson, on the other hand, has just faced a big disappointment after a season full of good play. 

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Lexi Thompson excluded from the CME Group Tour Championship

Lexi Thompson won’t be playing at the CME Group Tour Championship. The player has had some feathers added to her golfer’s hat this year—like her making it to the PGA Tour Shiners Open—but irrespective of some good play, the player’s position on the CME Ranking chart is 79. Thus, she won’t be a part of the star fray in Naples.

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Lexi showed a tough game at her last ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge event. Her birdies landed her in the T7 spot, just a few strokes away from the winner Lilia Vu. The golfer’s next stop is the Grand Thornton Invitational in December, and that might be a place for her to redeem her ranks and her pro career. 

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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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