Demo Day Q&A: Lexi Thompson
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?
PGA Show 2012: Lexi Thompson at Demo Day
A look at LPGA teen sensation Lexi Thompson during an afternoon session at Demo Day.
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.