Retire: Lexi Thompson Announces Retirement After 2024 LPGA Season – Click to Find Out What’s Next!

Jersey City, New Jersey – Professional golfer Lexi Thompson recently announced her decision to retire from full-time golf after the 2024 LPGA season. The 29-year-old made this revelation just days before the commencement of the U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster Country Club in Pennsylvania, where she will partake in her 18th consecutive appearance at the prestigious event.

During a press conference held on Tuesday, Thompson expressed her plans to evaluate her feelings next year and potentially transition to a part-time tournament schedule. She emphasized her intention to take each day as it comes, without committing to any specific number of events for the future. Thompson conveyed her satisfaction with concluding her final full-time schedule year within the LPGA.

Throughout her professional career, which commenced in 2010, Thompson has secured 15 wins globally, with her sole major victory occurring at the 2014 Chevron Championship. Despite not securing an LPGA Tour win since 2019, she has maintained a significant presence in the world of women’s golf.

At just 12 years old, Thompson made history as the youngest golfer to qualify and participate in the U.S. Women’s Open in 2007. Her accomplishments on the course have been accompanied by her impact off the fairways, as highlighted by LPGA commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan’s praise for Thompson’s dedication and inspiration to aspiring female golfers worldwide.

Over the years, Thompson has demonstrated her prowess in various competitions, claiming 11 LPGA wins and representing the United States in prestigious events, including the Solheim Cup and the Olympic Games. Her accomplishments also extend to breaking barriers in the sport, as evidenced by her participation in a PGA Tour event last October, solidifying her status as a trailblazer in women’s golf.