Athletes are a notoriously impatient bunch. Now imagine being a teenaged athlete waiting two whole years to get that second career win.
Lexi Thompson, all of 18, finally got it Sunday, winning the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia tournament in Kuala Lumpur. She’d qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open when she was 12 and won the LPGA’s Navistar Classic when she was 16. At that time, she was the youngest winner of an LPGA event and must have thought that winning would be a regular thing.
“Words can’t even describe the feeling I have right now,” Thompson, who shot a 19-under 265 to win by four strokes, said (via Golf Channel). “ … “It took longer than I thought, but it’s the top players in the world, so it’s not easy. Every tournament you have to shoot super low, and you have to have your A-game. That’s what I had this week.”