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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Lexi Thompson announced via Instagram Wednesday that she has withdrawn from next week’s Ricoh Women’s British Open, as mentioned in the Morning 9.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 DailyWRX: 9/18/2020

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In my opinion, he is the real “Captain America”

Never stop never stopping trying to play good…

…that’s about as much sense as I can muster here.

Freddie…

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So many things to say here…

Elk the prophet…

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Ian Poulter repays USGA after U.S. Open locker smash

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The U.S. Open is the event which often makes players see red, and two years ago at Shinnecock Hills that was certainly the case for Ian Poulter.

Ahead of this week’s test at Winged Foot, the Englishman took to Instagram to reveal the damage he did to a U.S. Open locker after the event back in 2018, where he announced he had now reimbursed the USGA for the incident while also issuing a lighthearted apology.

“2 years ago at Shinnecock Hills… I must have tripped and fallen against my locker causing it to fall apart… 
Robbie felt I was still a little warm last year so left it 2 years before asking for reimbursement for the damage…Today I repaid Robbie for my mishap.”

In 2018 following the third round of the U.S. Open, several players criticised the course set up and one of the most vocal that day was Ian Poulter who produced a Twitter tirade after the brutal Saturday.

Thankfully all has been resolved now, although Poulter will need a solid Friday at Winged Foot to see the third round of the U.S. Open this week after stumbling to a round of 5-over par on Thursday.

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (9.18.20)

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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.

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Sweet looking ferrules on these Miura irons.

Dropping today from Sugar Skull.

Not sure about that outfit Tommy!

Cool looking wedges from Ballistic Golf.

Olson hard at work.

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

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