Lexi Thompson misses the men's cut by three

Thompson shot 69 on Friday, two under par, to finish after two days at par, a score that did not qualify him to play the weekend by three strokes.

by Andrea Gussoni
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Lexi Thompson misses the men's cut by three
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Lexi Thompson is an extraordinary player, she didn't need any proof. The 28-year-old American, winner of a single major (Chevron 2014) and with 14 professional victories, became at the Las Vegas Shriners the seventh woman to play in a men's PGA Tour tournament, since the men's departures - much more distance - and was close to making the cut.

Lexi Thompson, results

Thompson shot 69 on Friday, two under par, to finish after two days at par, a score that did not qualify him to play the weekend by three strokes. Her score was better than 39 PGA Tour players, including several winners on the American tour.

She was undoubtedly the great sensation of the game city tournament. In fact, at the end he spent more than half an hour signing autographs despite not having achieved the goal, which was none other than to emulate Babe Zaharias, the gifted athlete who made the cut in 1945 at the Los Angeles Open, although she later failed.

It surpassed that of 54. They were different times. With skill, Thompson overcame the distance handicap she had compared to the rest of the competitors, who in the second shots to the green played much shorter and more manageable irons than her.

"It was fun. I focused on my game and it's true that when I saw the birdies I was making I thought I could make a good round, although I knew that against these guys and with the little wind there was it would be very difficult to make the cut." In a historic card, which closed with two bogeys in the last seven holes, Lexi, who started with a bogey, signed five birdies and an indelible memory.

She leads Cameron Champ at 12 under par. The rules of golf are relatively complicated compared to other sports because they are applied outdoors, close to nature and animals. Respect for the rules is a basic element in the game of golf, which, almost always based on the self-control and free conscience of the players, often sees distorted results, consciously at times, but often unconsciously or through carelessness, due to non-compliance on the part of many players of the game rules.

In addition to rules, golf adheres to a code of conduct, known as etiquette, which generally means playing the round with due respect for the golf course and other players. Etiquette is an essential component of this sport.

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