BEDMINSTER, N.J. – Catching up on Sports Illustrated on the flight over, noticed that Alexis Thompson is featured in the July 13-20 issue along with 13 other teens in a “Where Will They Be?” package. The defending champ is undoubtedly the biggest name in the field this week.
Thompson played with two other talented teens at the U.S. Women’s Open two weeks ago and commanded large galleries. What’s the biggest difference between the most-hyped tournament in women’s golf and Bedminster?
“It was just more crowds to like, no people,” Thompson said.
The 14-year-old is joined this week by older brother Curtis, with mom and dad juggling tee times. Does low scorer get to pick dinner each night?
“Depends who acted the best on the golf course,” she said.
Sounds about right.