Lexi Thompson 2023: Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements
One of the most popular golfers in the world, Lexi Thompson, has been a mainstay in the golf world for the longest period of time. Since going pro in 2010, she has scripted several wins on the LPGA Tour, including a major win.
In fact, Thompson boasts stunning records on both amateur and professional levels. Over the years, she has regularly featured in the top 10 of Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings. Let's dive in to find out more about the LPGA sensation!
Early life and family
Alexis Noel Thompson was born on 10 February 1995 in Coral Springs, Florida. She showed interest in golf from a very young age. Her brothers, Nicholas and Curtis, are also professional golfers who have appeared on the PGA Tour and the Korn Ferry Tour. Thompson was home-schooled and told an interviewer in September 2012 that she had graduated a "few months ago."
Thompson first gained popularity at the age of 12 as she qualified for the 2007 Women?s U.S. Open.
She was then the youngest qualifier in championship history. However, Thompson was?surpassed?in 2014 by Lucy Li.
The major highlights of Thompson?s Amateur?career?included winning the 2008?U.S. Girls? Junior?and representing the USA in the 2010 Curtis Cup.
Thompson kicked off her professional golfing career on June 16, 2010. Initially, she had to rely on sponsor exemptions to compete in tournaments as she hadn't earned the status of an LPGA Tour member just yet. Her first sponsor's exemption came at the ShopRite LPGA Classic,? wherein she missed the cut by four strokes.
That year, she competed in the qualifiers for the US Women's Open and made her place in the field for the major. She eventually finished T10 in the competition and collected her first-ever professional check. Just two weeks later, she finished T2 at the Evian Masters and surged to 75th place on the Women's World Golf Rankings.
Thompson also played on the Fuzian Tour as a pro. She won her first ever LPGA event, the Navistar LPGA Classic, in 2011 when she was just 16 years old. She then became the youngest female player to achieve this feat. Lydia Ko later broke this record. Later that year, she emerged winner at the Dubai Ladies Masters on the Ladies European Tour (LET). This victory made her the youngest professional winner on the LET circuit.
Thompson had petitioned the LPGA for a waiver of the rule that LPGA members must at least be 18 years of age. She was successful and entered the 2011 LPGA Qualifying School for Tour membership in 2012. After her 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic win, she petitioned the Tour for membership based on her win. Her request was approved, and she became an LPGA Tour member in 2012.
Thomas has gone on to script eleven wins on the LPGA Tour. Her most recent triumph?came at the ShopRite LPGA Classic on June 9, 2019.
So far, Thompson has nabbed one major title. It came at the 2014 Chevron Championship (then Kraft Nabisco Championship) when she was just 19 years of age. She had beaten Michelle Wie West by three strokes to claim the prestigious title. The victory also helped her take home an incredible $300,000 in earnings!
US national team appearances
Lexi Thompson has made several appearances for her country both as an amateur and a professional. Before going pro, she was part of victorious sides at the 2008 Junior Ryder Cup, 2009 Junior Solheim Cup, and 2010 Curtis Cup.
As a professional, she has been part of five Solheim Cup squads. Out of these five times, Team USA won twice in 2015 and 2017.
Net worth and endorsements
Lexi Thompson ended 2022 with career earnings of nearly $14 million, the ninth-best record in the history of the LPGA Tour. Per Southampton Golf Club, she boasts a net worth of around $9 million.
Success at a very young age made her an extremely valuable player resulting in sponsorship deals with Cobra-Puma Golf and Red Bull in 2010. Currently, her endorsements include Bridgestone, Rolex, Volkswagen Group, and more. She is also a skincare entrepreneur and founded her own brand, Lexi Skin.
How to contact Lexi Thompson?
Lexi Thompson Instagram: #LEXITHOMPSON
Lexi Thompson Twitter: @LEXI
|Full Name||Alexis Noel Thompson|
|DOB||10 February 1995|
|Residency||Coral Springs, Florida|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Professional Wins||11 wins (1 major)|