Bad news:Yeon Ryu Says goodbyes to Professional golf…see why.

Lexi Thompson continues to grapple with major challenges, while So Yeon Ryu says her goodbyes to professional golA decade following her victory at the 2014 ANA Inspiration at just 19 years old, Lexi Thompson’s struggles persist. At the same major event, she missed the cut by six shots, scoring 78-74. This marks her sixth missed cut in her last seven major appearances, averaging 74.4 over this period, with 14 consecutive rounds in the 70s. Thompson opted not to speak to the media after Friday’s play.f.

The performance at Carlton Woods continues a drastic drop-off from Thompson’s consistency at majors over the previous decade. She had at least one top-five at a major every season from 2013 to 2022, including four runner-up finishes.

The 29-year-old’s best results, however, include multiple lost chances at a second major title. At the 2017 ANA, Thompson was told she was penalized four strokes after a viewer emailed the LPGA that she had not properly replaced her ball during the third round. She went on to lose to So Yeon Ryu in a playoff.

Thompson lost a five-shot lead on the back nine of the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open to finish in third. At the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship the following year, she surrendered a two-shot lead with three holes to play at the Congressional Blue Course and ended up T-2.

Since Congressional, Thompson’s only made major cut was at the Women’s PGA last year. With five holes remaining in her second round, Thompson carded four birdies to make the weekend. She finished T-47.

Thompson struggled for most of last season until late in the year. She went 3-1-0 at the Solheim in September, then finished in the top 10 in her final three starts of the campaign: A T-8 at the NW Arkansas Championship, fifth at the Ascendant LPGA, and a T-7 at The Annika, to help improve her status for 2024. The 11-time LPGA winner continued playing well in the early part of this season, including a T-3 finish at the Ford Championship three weeks ago.

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