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Lexi Thompson attempts to make the PGA Tour cut in Vegas, but two late bogeys derail her bid…

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Thompson attempts to make the PGA Tour cut in Vegas, but two late bogeys derail her chances.

Thompson provided star-power moments befitting a stage like Las Vegas, and when she sank a pair of long birdie putts on Friday, she was on the verge of making history.

Lexi Thompson hits her tee shot on the eighth hole during the first day of the Shriners Children’s Open golf event on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023, in Las Vegas.

Lexi Thompson delivered the kind of star-studded moments built on a stage like Las Vegas, and when she hit a pair of long birdie putts Friday, she was on the brink of history.

Thompson was 4 under with seven holes to play. She was about to become the first woman in 78 years to play 36 holes on the PGA Tour.

One bad swing, one mediocre chip and one missed putt at the end put him out of contention at the Shriners Open, but he won’t soon forget an equally proud two days. He wanted to inspire kids to make their dreams come true, and he did it all at TPC Summerlin.

“Growing up with guys, I’ve always wanted to be out on a PGA Tour event and tee it up, but the biggest thing was seeing the kids out there outside the ropes and then meeting a few of the Shriners ambassadors. That was the most special,” Thompson said after a 2-under 69.

I’m quite proud of you. “I played really well today,” Thompson said, noting that he hit 12 of 14 fairways and only missed four greens. “As the day went on, I tried to stay committed to my targets out there and to my swing thoughts and just enjoyed the whole experience.”

Her 69 was one shot short of the PGA Tour record for a girl – Michelle Wie fired 68 twice at the Sony Open, once as a 14-year-old when she missed the cut by one shot.

“I knew I had to bring my ‘A’ game,” Thompson said, adding that golf was only a small part of her reason for visiting Las Vegas. “There was more of a message coming into the week than just playing golf.” What I appreciate most is inspiring children.”

Thompson appeared to be staying for the entire four days.

She finished the first round, which had been halted due to darkness, with a 73 after missing a 20-foot par putt on the 17th and making a difficult par save on the 18th. Then she started her back nine with a bogey on the 10th hole.

The 28-year-old American, on the other hand, came to life. On the 11th, she stuffed her approach to four feet for a birdie. She was just off the green on the par-5 13th and made birdie with two putts. She hit a 296-yard drive to the 15th green for a two-putt birdie.

Thompson made the turn and immediately holed a birdie putt from just inside 25 feet for birdie, followed by a birdie putt from just inside 30 feet for birdie.

He was 4-under through 11 holes and 2-under for the tournament.

“I knew after I made a few birdies in a row that I was a little bit close, but I knew the cut line was going to get lower and lower with these guys, especially with not as much wind,” Thompson said.

“I tried to focus on my game and focus on the thoughts of my swing, pick small goals and stay 100 percent committed.”

Everything changed in one fell swoop – and with one wise decision. His tee shot on the par-3 fifth was well to the right of the home green, the pin on the right side of the green. Instead of taking a big risk with a tee shot from the desert, he took a penalty for a clean lie 98 yards from the hole and hit a 5-footer to escape with the bogey.

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