Lexi Thompson out at least a month due to wrist injury

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Lexi Thompson out at least a month due to wrist injury

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Lexi Thompson out at least a month due to wrist injury

Lexi Thompson’s year included a pair of wins and a $1 million bonus, but also an infamous penalty, a difficult short miss and her mother dealing with cancer (she’s since been given the all-clear sign).

And it ends on a sour note.

The 22-year-old announced Friday that a wrist issue flared up and she has been advised not to hit golf balls until mid-January. That meant Thompson was forced to withdraw from the Diamond Resorts Invitational (a combination players and celebrities event that will take place Jan. 12-14).

The LPGA’s 2018 calendar does not begin until Jan. 25 – when the tour heads to the Bahamas for the Pure-Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic.

On her current timeline, Thompson could be back in time for that season-opener. The nine-time LPGA winner lost in a playoff at the event in 2017.

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