Sure, she has been grounded and texts and talks like any 16-year-old, but she can crush a golf ball and has a focus and determination beyond her years.
The LPGA Tour is in dire need of a homegrown star. Lexi Thompson, 16, wants to turn pro. After the Solheim Cup, the LPGA will do the right thing.
For a tour craving an American star, Thompson just might be it. The 16-year-old won the Navistar Classic on Sunday by five shots.