SAN FRANCISCO – Her final main win was in 2014. Can Lexi Thompson persevere on high at this week’s U.S. Women’s Open? A 5-under clear scorecard on Saturday says she will be able to.
“I love playing in front of people and just seeing those little kids and hearing the chants, it just, it brings me happiness and a reason to play golf again,” Lexi stated at Saturday’s press convention following her 66, a private finest in this championship. She is presently the solo chief, at 7 below, one shot forward of Yuka Saso and 4 photographs forward of 17-year-old novice Megha Ganne.
Fans have been chanting Lexi’s identify all day and she had the largest smile on her face – a smile many missed seeing. Lexi hasn’t struggled, per say, however hasn’t performed to the requirements she’s used to, ending inside the highest 20 solely as soon as in her final 4 occasions.
“I just realized that I needed to change my mindset. The mental side, I think, was really getting to me. I was just taking it way too seriously and thinking that ‘Lexi’ depended on my score. It’s really hard for me to not think that, but I just got into a state, I’m going to hit bad shots, and it is what it is,” Thompson stated.
Adjusting your psychological sport doesn’t change in a single day, however Lexi did what it took to make it occur.
“Easier said than done to, oh, just be happier,” she stated. “But it’s just, it takes a lot of hard work. I’ve been just really focusing on the good in my life and just the blessings.”
Blessings like household, buddies – and, in fact – having the followers again.
Lexi performed in her first U.S. Open when she was 12 years outdated. Sunday, she may have an opportunity to carry the trophy she’s at all times dreamed of profitable.
And the followers can be able to chant if she does.