Lexi Thompson shares emotionally stirring moment from the Shriners Children's Open

"The biggest thing was being out there and seeing those kids and meeting some of the Shriners kids as well"

by Sead Dedovic
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Lexi Thompson shares emotionally stirring moment from the Shriners Children's Open
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LPGA Lexi Thompson missed the cut at the PGA Shriners Children's Open despite shooting a two-under-par round of 69 on Friday. She is one of the few women who managed to play on the PGA Tour. Thompson emphasized that it is a great feeling to play in such a competition against men.

As a girl, she grew up playing golf with her brothers. "It's an amazing feeling, not only to have my parents out here to support me, but just to be able to come here and follow my dreams," said Thompson, as quoted by skysports.com!

"It's something I wanted to do. I played against my brothers growing up and all the guys were so welcoming, so I'm very grateful for that."

Lexi Thompson

She is especially happy that she had the opportunity to hang out with the Shriners kids.

Thompson believes that is exactly the point of the whole story; Give children an unforgettable experience and learn something from the youngest.
"The biggest thing was being out there and seeing those kids and meeting some of the Shriners kids as well.

That's what this tournament is all about and what Shriners does is give the opportunity for these kids to live their best life." Thompson is delighted with the support of the children who have been cheering for her since the beginning.

It caused huge emotions Her task is to be a role model for younger people, and it seems that she succeeded in that. "It's the best feeling. Just seeing the amount of kids out there screaming, 'go Lexi!' It makes me tear up sometimes because that's what I played for, to inspire these little kids - boys and girls - to get a club in their hand or follow their dreams, whether it's golf or anything in life. I'm happy I'm doing so. Hopefully it inspires them to go after what they want."

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