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LPGA golfer announces she will retire at the end of the 2024 season

In 2007, Lexi Thompson qualified for the US Women’s Open at the age of 12 and now she is preparing to compete in her 18th consecutive Open championship. “It’s amazing,” Thompson said. “Because that’s where my career started, so to be playing on my 18th birthday is so amazing.” The 29-year-old has announced her plans to retire from full-time golf at the end of the 2024 season. The 17-year tour veteran says she has debated leaving the sport in recent years. However, the timing was never right, but when she finally decided to retire from the sport, she wanted it to be at the US Women’s Open where her career began. “That’s where the whole dream of going on the tour and playing against the best started,” Thompson said. “I just thought it was good to come here.” The 2024 U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster Country Club begins Thursday, May 28.

In 2007, Lexi Thompson qualified for the US Women’s Open at the age of 12 and now she is preparing to compete in her 18th consecutive Open championship.

“It’s amazing,” Thompson said. “Because that’s where my career started, so starting when I turned 18 is so amazing.”

The 29-year-old has announced her intention to retire from full-time golf at the end of the 2024 season.

The 17-year tour veteran says she has debated leaving the sport in recent years. However, the timing was never right, but when she finally decided to retire from the sport, she wanted it to be at the US Women’s Open where her career began.

“That’s where the whole dream of going on the tour and playing against the best started,” Thompson said. “I just thought it was good to come here.”

The 2024 U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster Country Club begins Thursday, May 28.