The genes are strong in the Thompson children. At 26, Lexi Thompson is the youngest of three pro golf siblings. Lexi and her older brothers Nicholas, 38, and Curtis, 28, who play on the PGA and Korn Ferry Tours, could be triplets, the trio bear a strong resemblance in appearance and golf talent.
Both brothers regularly made caddy for little sister, with Curtis on the bag in 2018 when Lexi won the CME Group Tour Championship. Big brother Nicholas is carrying Lexi’s bag to the Solheim Cup this week, adding another page to the Thompson family’s ever-growing scrapbook.
“It’s a special memory for me to be here at the Solheim Cup,” said Thompson. “It’s my favorite event in my career. Family is everything to me, so there is nothing quite like having him by my side to share this experience with me. I enjoy every little bit of it. “
The week in Inverness marks Thompson’s fifth time with Team USA, which with Lizette Salas has the most appearances on this year’s team. With Mina Harigae and Yealimi Noh, she has two rookies in her group, which gives Thompson the best opportunity to develop her leadership skills and to convey what she has learned from her many years as a representative of the Red, White and Blue.
Your biggest souvenir? Have fun and love the experience.
“If you have any questions, I’ll be there for you, but I just want you to embrace the experience and have as much fun as possible,” she said. “If you have any questions, I’m here to answer them, but I just want you to feel comfortable and have a good time and really feed each other. It’s about creating memories here and showing the world our game, and that’s what we’re here for. “