Golfer Alexis Thompson, 15, to make p...

Golfer Alexis Thompson, 15, to make pro debut in June

There are 3 comments on the The Detroit News story from May 11, 2010, titled Golfer Alexis Thompson, 15, to make pro debut in June. In it, The Detroit News reports that:

Fifteen-year-old golf phenom Alexis Thompson will make her professional debut June 14-20 at the ShopRite LPGA Classic at the Bay Course at Seaview in southern New Jersey.

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Since: Feb 07

Juárez, Mexico

#1 May 11, 2010
Well, I really think this is silly. There have been a number of young golfers who turned pro very early in their life and, except for Wie, where are they today? Missing golf at the high school and college level is the wrong way to go, imho. Of course, money talks so who can argue??????

Greenville, WI

#2 May 12, 2010
While I agree that college level golf would add to anyone's experience base, and I was hoping Lexi would go that route, I think she has a very solid amateur history, perhaps even more impressive than the pro you mentioned, which should give her a good start. And where are others who have turned pro at an early age? Well, they have won multiple pro events, including majors.

Since: Feb 07

Juárez, Mexico

#3 May 13, 2010
Name me one who started at a young age that is having a successful career, LPGA or PGA. Not just one or two wins but multiple wins and is rated in the top 10 in the Rolex standings. Sponsor money doesn't count.

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