LPGA Star Lexi Thompson Hypes Up Brother Curtis for Securing PGA Tour Card Next Season

Published 08/20/2021, 7:30 PM EDT


Earlier this year, Curtis Thompson officially secured his PGA Tour card for the 2021-22 season. The former LSU golfer finished T7 at the Pinnacle Bank Championship, which ultimately earned him the PGA Tour card. His sister and LGPA icon Lexi Thompson is excited about her brother’s upcoming journey and congratulated him on Twitter.

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Lexi Thompson Hails Her Brother’s Achievement on Twitter

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The 26-year-old shared a photo of herself and Curtis, and fans also sent their wishes to her brother under the tweet. “Proud to see my brother make it to the @pgatour,” Thompson wrote, adding that it is indeed a result of his endless hard work and patience. “Can’t be more excited for you”. 

Fans reacted positively, one even sharing an experience of meeting their other brother Nicholas and playing with him. “We watched him play at Peak and Peak a few years ago,” one fan shared, adding that Curtis was very nice to their child and gifted him a few balls. Others continued to share well wishes, happy that Curtis will be achieving his dream.

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How did Curtis Thompson make it to the PGA Tour?

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Curtis scored 68-67-68-70 on the Korn Ferry Tour at the above-mentioned Pinnacle Bank Championship. He has played 41 Korn Ferry Tour events this season and has caddied for his sister Lexi on the LGPA Tour. He has earned $327,755 till now and was the first to win the Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament’s Final Stage before securing a PGA Tour Card.

Lexi Thompson is currently playing the AIG Women’s Open. She is working with a Carnoustie caddie now, a fact highlighted since her previous caddie  –  Jack Fulghum – was unwell and withdrew from the Olympics. The situation could ultimately help Thompson, who will be gaining from the knowledge a local caddie will have at her Carnoustie debut.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Golf – Women’s Individual – Final – Round 1 – Kasumigaseki Country Club – Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan – August 4, 2021. Lexi Thompson of the United States looks on. REUTERS/Toby Melville
“Great personality to have out on the bag. He caddies out here a bunch and is a great player as well. So that’s even better,” said Thompson. She added that as she seldom plays at this course, some experience will only do her good.
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