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Sport Lexi Thompson 'focused on the good' as she gets back to work at LPGA Mediheal

05:55  11 june  2021
05:55  11 june  2021 Source:   golfweek.com

Lexi Thompson 'focused on the good' as she gets back to work at LPGA Mediheal

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Lexi Thompson of the US hits her tee shot on the 5th hole during the second round of the Meijer LPGA Classic, at Blythefield Country Club in Belmont, Michigan, on June 17, 2016. Los Angeles (AFP) - Lexi Thompson fought through the pain barrier to grab a one-shot lead at the Meijer LPGA Classic after carding a four-under-par 67. Thompson , struggling with a sore back , on Friday broke from a pack of players who had been locked in a five-way tie after the first round with six birdies and two bogeys at Blythefield.

More than anything, she was searching for a good rhythm. She certainly found something toiling in the dirt as an opening 7-under 65 put Thompson atop the board at the CME Group Tour Championship on Thursday. The 25-year-old has won every season on the LPGA dating back to 2013. This week is her last chance to keep that streak alive. “I just wanted to go into this week and just play relaxed golf ,” said Thompson , who won this event in 2018. “I’ve been stressing a lot just trying to get my game where I think it should be, but instead I just went out and just tried to have fun with my brother on the bag.”

Ireland’s Leona Maguire rolled in nine birdies in the opening round of the LPGA Mediheal Championship to take a one-shot lead at 7 under. But the big question heading into the first round at Lake Merced: How would Lexi Thompson fare?

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After suffering a devastating collapse at the U.S. Women’s Open, less than four miles down the road at The Olympic Club, Thompson took Monday off for a photo shoot and then got right back to work. She’s currently tied for 14th at the Mediheal after a 1-under 71.

“Really just surrounded myself with my dad and my manager as well,” said Thompson, when asked how she tried to reset. Thompson also noted that she tried to sign as many autographs as she could.

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“Just really focused on the good that came out of Sunday, and the good that I had that whole week.”

Thompson, who is currently tied for 11th, said she hit two “iffy” tee shots on Thursday but rolled it well coming in. She hit nine fairways and 14 greens and took 33 putts.

“It was good that I just didn’t go home and ponder over it all,” she said of the decision to play this week.

Thompson, of course, rebounded with a victory at the Kingsmill Championship shortly after that brutal loss at the 2017 ANA Inspiration. She also won the ShopRite LPGA Classic immediately after a runner-up finish at the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open.

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Leona Maguire lines up her putt on the 15th hole during the first round of the LPGA Mediheal Championship at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, California. Photo by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

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She took to Instagram to demonstrate a few exercises you can do at home with or without equipment that will also help you once you’re able to get back out on the course. Her workout is largely focused on building strength in the glutes and posterior chain, which makes sense because the glutes are the engine of She starts off her workout with squats using a kettlebell, but you can easily do air squats if you don’t have access to weights. Lexi even gives you some good pointers on form: “Feet shoulder width apart, feet a little toed out. Ensure good posture — header, chest out. And squeeze at the top.”

As she blossoms into adulthood and her image evolves, Lexi Thompson is tantalizingly close to cracking the next stratosphere in marketing and in golf . But it is how far she has come since last March and where she is now, seemingly on the cusp of that coveted crossover from burgeoning LPGA star to mainstream endorser and celebrity, that both entices and confounds her . As Thompson continues to assert her independence within the tight-knit and protective cocoon of family and advisers and make more of the decisions affecting her future, it is that delicate balancing act between being

Rookie Maguire has a new Irish caddie on the bag this week and said Lake Merced has a home feeling to it. It’s also the first time identical twin sister Lisa has been out on tour with Leona since last February. The pair planned to visit the Golden Gate Bridge Thursday afternoon.

“I suppose the weather is similar to home, even the golf course is similar to home,” said Maguire. “It’s very green and sort of tree-lined a little bit like what we get at home. Northern California’s been good to me and I won my first Symetra event not too far from here, so these kind of golf courses suit my eye and it was a lot of fun to play with Lydia (Ko), and we played a lot together over the last few months at Lake Nona.”

In keeping the recent Stanford storylines going, Cardinal grad Albane Valenzuela holds a share of third after a 4-under 68 with former teammate Ziyi Wang, who goes by Emily, on the bag. Wang, a Rhodes Scholar, graduated from Stanford with a Master’s degree in international policy on Wednesday.

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Lexi Thompson lost the ANA Inspiration on Sunday in painful fashion and in a way that left her in tears and had many fans livid. Late in the final round of the LPGA 's first major of the season, Thompson was seemingly cruising to her second major championship. What she didn't know, however, was that the LPGA had received an email from a television viewer pointing out a potential rules violation late in Saturday's third round. It turns out that Thompson incorrectly replaced her ball on a short putt on the 17th hole.

With brother Curtis back at her side at Tiburon Golf Club, Lexi Thompson shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the LPGA Tour's CME Group Tour Championship. After spending most of the year in South Korea, Ko tied for second at the U.S. Women’s Open to qualify for the event. She had a double bogey on the par-4 third, her 12th hole of the day. Kerr dislocated three ribs in a golf cart accident before the start of Volunteers of America Classic two weeks ago, and fought through pain to tie for 23rd in Houston.

“She’s really like my best, best friend from college,” said Valenzuela, “and this week neither my dad or my brother could caddie because my brother is playing in the Mexican Am, so I called her and I was like, ‘Can you please caddie for me?’ She was like, ‘done deal.’ Reply within five minutes. Really cool.”

Inbee Park headlines a group at 3 under, making four consecutive birdies on Nos. 4-7. Park said she didn’t get too much rest after the USWO because she played Harding Park with a few friends earlier this week.

The LPGA Hall of Famer is a huge fan of Bay Area courses.

“Obviously the weather is a little bit chilly for those two weeks and we’re going to be in the summer after this,” she said, “but I really enjoyed playing these two courses. They’re a little bit different. Both really good layouts I love to play.”

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