‘Once-in-a-Career Opportunity’: Lexi Thompson Reveals Danielle Kang as the Secret to Deciphering Her PGA Tour Debut

It is not common for female golfers to play on the PGA Tour since they have their own LPGA Tour. However, sometimes a female golfer gets an exemption to play in a PGA Tour event. Arguably, the move is an attempt to acknowledge the extraordinary achievements of the player, and the latest to add her name to this laurel is none other than Lexi Thompson.

Following in the footsteps of Annika Sorenstam, Brittany Lincicome, and Michelle Wie West, Thompson has recently received an opportunity to play in a PGA Tour event. And of course she’s more than thrilled, as she spoke about the opportunity in a recent press conference, dropping Danielle Kang’s name into the mix!

The Shriners Children’s Open is a charity event that has been played to gather funds since the 1980s. The PGA Tour and the Shriners Children’s Hospitals together aid children in need. This year, the management added a twist to the field and invited Lexi Thompson to play in it.

Speaking of her “once-in-a-career opportunity” at a press conference, Thompson said that she was honored to know that they wanted her there. When asked if she reached out to anyone, especially Brittany Lincicome (who was the last female golfer to play officially with the men), since Thompson knew her, she said no.


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