Lexi Thompson looks to have a blast this week at the PGA Tour's Shriners Children's Open. Sam Hodde, Getty Images
For Lexi Thompson, there is a part of her that feels like playing against the men is just another day at the golf course.
Her brothers, Nicholas and Curtis, are both professional golfers, having played on the Korn Ferry and PGA tours, and she has spent the better part of her lifetime playing golf with and against them.
But Thompson understands it’s different this week when she becomes just the seventh woman to tee it up in a PGA Tour event when she plays the Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Thompson will be the first woman since Brittany Lincicome in 2018 to play in a PGA Tour event.
“It means the world to me. (I’m) very honored that Shriners invited me to come out here,” Thompson said Tuesday in Las Vegas.
“It's been something I grew up doing with my brothers and have...
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