“I Love Him”: Lexi Thompson Shares an Adorable Photo on Social Media

Published 11/06/2021, 3:33 PM 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


Lexi Thompson is one of the most prominent players on the LPGA Tour. She has won 11 LPGA Tours and a major championship in her career so far. Moreover, Lexi turned pro in 2010 and was regarded as a generational talent. However, she shocked many when she took a sudden break from the game, citing personal reasons.

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However, since her return, Lexi has secured two LPGA victories, and one primary reason for it is her dog. In fact, she recently shared an adorable picture of her havapoo, Leo, on Instagram. 

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Lexi Thompson shares an adorable picture of her dog Leo on Instagram

Undoubtedly, Leo means the entire world to Lexi. Sharing a picture of him on her Instagram story, she captioned it “Gosh, I love him.”  

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Notably, when she abruptly withdrew from the 2018 Women’s British Open, citing emotional and mental exhaustion, Lexi’s dog, Leo, played a huge role in her recovery. 

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“When I’m home, I love hanging out with my family and friends,” said Lexi. “But when I’m on the road, I go back and hang with my dog. He is my best friend, and he saved my life, and he’s just amazing, so I’m very grateful that he came into my life.”

Thompson also said, “No matter what I shoot, this guy is giving me kisses no matter what.” Furthermore, studies also say that pets ease loneliness, which is a crucial factor in today’s day and age, due to the pandemic. 

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Notably, Lexi Thompson is not the only golfer who has a pet. There are plenty of other players like Jessica Korda, Michelle Wie on the LPGA Tour, and Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa on the PGA Tour, who prominently share pictures of their pets with fans. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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