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Lexi Thompson withdraws from the Women’s British Open to “recharge.” Read her full statement.

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Lexi Thompson announced via Instagram Wednesday that she has withdrawn from next week’s Ricoh Women’s British Open, as mentioned in the Morning 9.

Thompson says she needs to “recharge my mental batteries” and she has not “felt like myself for quite some time.”

The 23-year-old said “the events of the past year and a half (on and off the golf course)” have “taken a tremendous toll on me both mentally and emotionally.” This is presumably a reference to her mother’s cancer diagnosis and the CME Group Tour Championship penalty drama.

Thompson says she plans to return to action at the Indy Women in Tech Championship on Aug. 16.

Her full post, below.

Hi everyone,  I wanted to let you know that I am officially withdrawing from the 2018 Ricoh Women's British Open.  It is extremely difficult for me not to play in this prestigious Major, but I realized recently that I need to take some time to work on myself. The events of the past year and a half (on and off the golf course) have taken a tremendous toll on me both mentally and emotionally. I have not truly felt like myself for quite some time.  I am therefore taking this time to recharge my mental batteries, and to focus on myself away from the game of professional golf.Thank you all so much  for your continued support. I hope to see everyone soon as I plan to defend my title at the 2018 Indy Women in Tech Championship. Lexi

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While many will see great significance in Thompson’s decision to step away, Golf Channel’s Tim Rosaforte has a more balanced take.

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  1. Wiger Toods

    Jul 28, 2018 at 8:57 am

    Just an aside… I’m sure her social media makes her money, but maybe a break from that would save her a lot of time…

  2. Dave r

    Jul 27, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Good luck to you young lady .

  3. Bob

    Jul 27, 2018 at 3:06 am

    she has gone full bore in the weight room … always a mistake for golfers…

  4. Phil D. Snuts

    Jul 26, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Drugs

  5. bbb

    Jul 26, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    who’s Wiezy?

    • Moo

      Jul 27, 2018 at 2:29 pm

      An ugly Asian chick who wants to be caucasian

  6. Thomas

    Jul 26, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    It is just weird that she will return mid-August. That is not such a long time to really get away from it all if you ask me..

    • Geohogan

      Jul 27, 2018 at 7:31 pm

      Exactly right, IMO Lexi should take a minimum of 6 months, maybe a year, with appropriate therapy, and dont mean pumping iron and the like. Those are simply distractions.

  7. gunmetal

    Jul 26, 2018 at 11:46 am

    I had no idea she had to face all of those challenges off the course. The garbage that she had to endure on the course would have been more than enough to merit some time away. Tough kid no doubt. Hope she finds some peace of mind.

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (10.21.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Throwback to Bettinardi’s BB2 with a special Welded Knurl Swan Neck.

Great looking custom work from MannKrafted.

What do you think of Olson’s “Giraffe?”, WRXers?

Dropping in the Hive this Thursday!

Custom EvnRoll ER2 by The Golf Garage.

Andy Kerestesy showcasing Stonewall Golf Club.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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How much each player won at the 2019 CJ Cup

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Justin Thomas notched his 11th victory on the PGA Tour with a brilliant performance at the CJ Cup, and it earned the 26-year-old a $1,755,000 payday. Runner-up, Danny Lee, impressed in the no-cut event and his efforts gave him a check for $1,053,000.

With a total prize purse of  $9.75 million, here’s a look at what each player earned at the CJ Cup.

1: Justin Thomas, -20, $1,755,000

2: Danny Lee, -19, $1,053,000

T-3: Hideki Matsuyama, -15, $507,000

T-3: Gary Woodland, -15, $507,000

T-3: Cameron Smith, -15, $507,000

T-6: Tyrrell Hatton, -13, $338,812.50

T-6: Byeong Hun An, -13, $338,812.50

T-8: Ryan Moore, -12, $273,000

T-8: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, -12, $273,000

T-8: Wyndham Clark, -12, $273,000

T-8: Jordan Spieth, -12, $273,000

T-12: Corey Conners, -11, $197,047.50

T-12: Ryan Palmer, -11, $197,047.50

T-12: Joaquin Niemann, -11, $197,047.50

T-12: Kevin Streelman, -11, $197,047.50

T-16: K.J. Choi, -10, $148,785

T-16: Jhonattan Vegas, -10, $148,785

T-16: Graeme McDowell, -10, $148,785

T-16: Ian Poulter, -10, $148,785

T-20: Andrew Putnam, -9, $103,285

T-20: Matt Jones, -9, $103,285

T-20: Nate Lashley, -9, $103,285

T-20: Kevin Na, -9, $103,285

T-20: Charles Howell III, -9: $103,285

T-20: Tommy Fleetwood, -9, $103,285

T-26: Sung Kang, -8, $69,810

T-26: Si Woo Kim, -8, $69,810

T-26: Harold Varner III, -8, $69,810

T-26: Rafa Cabrera Bello, -8, $69,810

T-26: Emiliano Grillo, -8, $69,810

T-31: Viktor Hovland, -7, $55,477.50

T-31: Phil Mickelson, -7, $55,477.50

T-31: Pat Perez,-7, $55,477.50

T-31: Jason Day, -7, $55,477.50

T-31: Rory Sabbatini, -7, $55,477.50

T-36: Charley Hoffman, -6, $45,597.50

T-36: Jung-gon Hwang, -6, $45,597.50

T-36: Collin Morikawa, -6, $45,597.50

T-39: Soomin Lee, -5, $38,610

T-39: Lucas Glover, -5, $38,610

T-39: Sungjae Im, -5, $38,610

T-39: Kyoung-Hoon Lee, -5, $38,610

T-43: Marc Leishman, 4, $31,785

T-43: Dylan Frittelli, -4, $31,785

T-43: Joel Dahmen, -4, $31,785

T-46: Adam Schenk, -3, $22,717.50

T-46: Hyungjoon Lee, -3, $22,717.50

T-46: Kevin Tway, -3, $22,717.50

T-46: Branden Grace, -3, $22,717.50

T-46: Keith Mitchell, -3, $22,717.50

T-46: Chase Koepka, -3, $22,717.50

T-46: Adam Long, -3, $22,717.50

T-46: Chez Reavie, -3, $22,717.50

T-46: Danny Willett, -3, $22,717.50

T-46: Kyongjun Moon, -3, $22,717.50

56: C.T. Pan, -2, $19,890

T-57: Luke List, -1, $19,500

T-57: Troy Merritt, -1, $19,500

T-57: Abraham Ancer, -1, $19,500

T-60: Sergio Garcia, E, $18,915

T-60: Sanghyun Park, E, $18,915

T-60: Vaughn Taylor, E, $18,915

63: Chesson Hadley, +1, $18,525

64: Billy Horschel, +2, $18,330

T-65: Jazz Janewattananond, +3, $18,037.50

T-65: Max Homa, +3, $18,037.50

T-67: Jeongwoo Ham, +5, $17,647.50

T-67: Wonjoon Lee, +5, $17,647.50

T-69: Michael Kim, +6, $17,257.50

T-69: Whee Kim, +6, $17,257.50

T-69: Yongjun Bae, +6, amateur

T-72: Brian Stuard, +8, $16,867.50

T-72: Yi Keun Chang, +8, $16,867.50

74: Matthew Wolff, +11, $16,575

75: Scott Piercy, +13, $16,380

76: Tae Hee Lee, +19, $16,185

 

 

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The Challenge: Japan Skins – All the details that you need to know

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Just three days remain before Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama and Jason Day take part in “The Challenge: Japan Skins”, and here are all the essential details that you need to know before the event takes place.

What is the Skins format?

  • The lowest score for each hole wins that hole and the money that hole is worth.
  • In the result of a tied hole, the “skin” carries over to the next hole and continues to do so until won by one of the four players.
  • In the result of a tied 18th hole, a playoff will take place to see who wins the final skin.
  • The value of the 18th hole will not multiply if a playoff takes place.

The value of each skin.

  • Holes 1-6: $10,000 per skin
  • Holes 7-12: $15,000 per skin
  • Holes 13-17: $20,000 per skin
  • Hole 18: $100,000 super skin

What we know about the extra challenges.

  • Money won from the extra challenges will go towards the event’s charity partners.
  • Extra challenge details are not yet known, but expect something similar to the side action we saw in “The Match Woods-Mickelson.”

How can you watch?

  • Event takes place October 21st, 1 PM local time in Japan, 12 AM ET in the U.S.
  • U.S. viewers can watch the simulcast live on Golf Channel beginning at 11 p.m. ET.
  • Viewers outside the U.S. can tune into the event on Discovery’s GOLFTV.
  • Those in the UK & Ireland will need to pay a small subscription fee for Discovery’s GOLFTV.

Who is the betting favorite?

  • Rory McIlroy is a warm favorite for the event at +200.

Full odds courtesy of BetOnline:

  • Rory McIlroy +200
  • Hideki Matsuyama +250
  • Jason Day +300
  • Tiger Woods +325
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