Demo Day Q&A: Lexi Thompson

Lexi Thompson during the Demo Day for the PGA Merchandise Show.

Lexi Thompson during the Demo Day for the PGA Merchandise Show.

Lexi Thompson spent Demo Day at the Cobra Puma booth, hitting balls for a growing audience as a disc jockey pumped music in the background. Golfweek caught up with Thompson before she heads to Australia to start the 2012 season at the RACV Australian Ladies Masters.

Golfweek: Demo Day is quickly becoming an annual thing for you. What’s your favorite part about it?

Lexi Thompson: Probably just hitting in front of all the fans and fans of all the equipment; just showing off all their new stuff.

GW: The actual show is more formal. Do you like this setting better?

LT: Both things are really set up good. They always have music playing, so it’s always fun. They get a lot of people.

GW: You’re going to guest disc jockey this afternoon near the Cobra Puma tent, is that right?

LT: I might go up in the truck and experience that for a little bit. That will be interesting. I love music, so...

GW: What’s on your iPod right now?

LT: I have the new Drake CD. I have the Rihanna CD. I have Linkin Park, Blink 182, just stuff that gets me pumped up. This is, like, normal. I love listening to music.

GW: When is your first tournament?

LT: The RACV Australian Ladies Masters. I leave Saturday.

GW: Since Dubai, what have you done in the offseason?

LT: I’ve just been practicing a lot and working a lot on my short game, just chipping and putting. I’ve been having a lot of fun, too; just hanging out with family and enjoying it.

GW: You’re now an LPGA winner. What’s a new goal for 2012?

LT: I go into every event wanting to win, but just continuing to improve on my game is an all-time goal for me.

GW: What do you think of Yani Tseng’s game?

LT: She’s amazing. She’s a very consistent player, and she hits it pretty long too; that’s why she’s won, I think, 11 or 12 times. Definitely a great competitor; the best in the world.

GW: You’re pretty hard to miss in all of your Puma gear; it’s pretty bright. Does that fit your style?

LT: That definitely fits in with my style. Standing out, bright colors. I love pink, too, and Puma has a lot of pink. I just love standing out.

GW: Do you have a color?

LT: I do have a final-round color; it’s blue. Actually, both my wins, I had the same outfit on.

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