Days After Attracting ‘Gimmick’ Criticism, an Undaunted Lexi Thompson Joins Forces With Rickie Fowler in Quest for New Career High

In the last thirty days, Lexi Thompson has seen the highs and lows. Sometimes at the same time. First came the Solheim Cup heartbreak. Despite being one of the better performers, a press conference blow-up landed her in hot waters.



Earlier this week, she was announced to be the only fifth woman in history to get a chance to play on the PGA tour. But, golf fans were not very open to the idea and later, Peter Malnati, called the move a ‘gimmick’ before quickly retracting his statement. Now, on the heels of this, comes another piece of news, Thompson is set to pair up with Rickie Fowler at the inaugural Grant Thornton Invitational.



It was Jessica Korda who was to take center stage at Tiburon Golf Club in December. But, a personal milestone in her life meant that the senior of the Korda sisters wasn’t going to be present when the Grant Thornton Invitational tees off in December. That also meant Ricke Fowler, her playing partner needed another female golfer by her side. Steps in Lexi Thompson, with approval from Jessica Korda.



Jessica Korda announced in August that she is expecting their first child with her husband, Johnny DelPrete. Due to delivery in February, she has taken a break from her golf career. Now, it has been announced, 11-time LPGA Tour winner, will join in her stead with the four-time PGA Tour winner.


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