Lexi Thompson desires to encourage a technology when she makes her PGA Tour debut this week in Las Vegas regardless of the added stress.
Thompson obtained a sponsor’s invite to play on the Shriners Youngsters’s Open on Thursday.
It’ll make her simply the seventh lady to participate in an American tour occasion – and the primary since 1945.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias was the final lady to make the lower at a PGA Tour occasion, 78 years in the past.
However Thompson is just not letting the stress get to her, as a substitute hoping different choose up a golf membership after they see her teeing off at TPC Summerlin.
“I would not say it provides stress,” Thompson stated. “Taking part in golf and being a girl golfer, a prime lady golfer, I simply need to encourage folks basically.
“(In a) male-dominated sport, I assume I simply need to present that something is feasible and that I’m following my desires.
“I’ve completed it since I used to be 5 years outdated, (been within the) highlight since I used to be 12. You simply have to dam out all the things and imagine in your self and go after what you need.
“(Play with) no added stress. That is what I would like. I need to have girls help me and me help them. That is what it’s all about.”
Shirley Spork, Annika Sorenstam, Suzy Whaley, Michelle Wie West and Brittany Lincicome are the opposite 5 girls to participate in a PGA Tour occasion.
And breaking down that barrier between women and men has proved troublesome for golf.
However, Thompson is able to shrug off any distasteful feedback and focus on the game.
The 28-year-old added: “I knew some (unfavourable) feedback have been going to occur (about being invited to play).
“Like I stated, I am out right here enjoying after all with the lads, however I need to go away a message simply to the children that I’m following my desires and to go after what you need with a constructive mindset and do not let anyone’s feedback or response get in the way in which of that.
“(It might be) positively on the prime of my accomplishments.
“It has been an honour simply to get this invite, however one step, one shot at a time. That (making the lower) can be a tremendous feeling.”
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