What a start for Alexis Thompson

Alexis Thompson, one of my students, came really close to winning the Evian Masters last week in France; she made a long birdie putt on the last hole on the final day to take the lead in the clubhouse. Then Jiyai Shin made a putt on the 18th to win by one shot. If Shin hadn’t made the clutch ten footer, Alexis would have been in a playoff…anything can happen in a playoff.

Still, Alexis earned $242,711 for second bringing her total earnings in three weeks of professional golf to more than $310,000. In fact, Alexis is so new to professional golf the LPGA hasn’t even listed her on the official money list. However, the media is starting to see a story developing and I’ve had interviews with several sports and golf media outlets this week. Alexis is way ahead of where Michelle Wie at the same stage and remember, Alexis is just 15.

It was also a great week for a couple of other students with Jim McLean Golf School connections.

Carl Pettersson won the Canadian Open and won $918,000. Josh Points, who was my former assistant at the Jim McLean Golf School at Doral, is currently teaching Carl. Congratulations to Carl and Josh…a PGA Tour win is a huge deal.

In the Scandanavian Masters, Rafa Echenique came 2nd. Mariano Bartolome teaches Rafa here at Doral and I’ve worked with Rafa, too. Rafa won 177,770 euro.

For the Jim McLean site, go here.

Scott Martin, a copywriter who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, is helping me with my blog. For his site, go here. Scott’s working with me with on a business book.

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What a start for Alexis Thompson

One thought on “What a start for Alexis Thompson

  1. Jack says:

    In 2005, Michelle Wie was 15 and finished 2nd three times and 3rd once in 8 LPGA tournaments. Just like Thompson, Wie also finished 2nd at the Evian Masters when she was 15. Thompson won’t be listed on the LPGA official money list until she becomes a LPGA member.

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