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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Lexi Thompson announced via Instagram Wednesday that she has withdrawn from next week’s Ricoh Women’s British Open, as mentioned in the Morning 9.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 (10.22.19)

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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.

Zombie cover for Halloween from Robert Mark Golf.

Limited-release today from Kraken Golf.

Floating Fat Cat covers from Bettinardi arriving this Thursday.

Great looking custom shafts from UST Mamiya/Jason Jamula with all the proceeds going towards a great cause.

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Thank you all that participated in our giveaway!!! Now onto the exciting stuff; UST Mamiya and I have partnered to create a limited run of Driver/Fairway shafts with 100% of the proceeds going to Susan G Komen for Breast Cancer Research. Shafts are $150 each and are available in either 7F5, 6F5, or 6F4 (F5 is X-stiff and F4 is stiff). DM me to order. 1 in 8 women are affected by Breast Cancer. My mother being one of them was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer when I was in 8th grade, she fought for 11 years eventually losing that battle in 2016, right around the time I picked up golf. When she was originally diagnosed I had no idea what the severity was but everyday she battled and fought and still managed to attend every extra curricular activity and school event all the way through my college career. She never missed a baseball game scheduling chemo around my high school and college schedule, driving four hours up to Pennsylvania and back to watch my ass sit in the bullpen and sometimes pitch. She was the epitome of tough and was the best role model, boss, and friend I could ask for. I really wish she could meet the friends that I have made through this golf community and where this game has taken me in the past few years. I miss you every day.???????? • • • • • #golf #golfer #golfingaround #instagolf #golfdigest #swooshlife #golfgear #trendygolf #alwaysbegolfing #pinkribbon #survivor #whyilovethisgame #golfaddict #golfislife #golfbabes #breastcancerawareness #breastcancerawarenessmonth #golfswing #golfvideo #pga #golfclub #cancersucks #thinkpink #golfcourse #golfwrx #golfaddict #Swooshlife #golfvibes #golfreviews #golfswag #golfchannel

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Great shot of Deerhurst Resort courtesy of Drew Harvie.

Slick results on a cool project from Hardwood Putters.

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

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Stephen Curry and Callaway Golf announce multi-year partnership with a focus on philanthropic and game-expanding initiatives

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Stephen Curry and Callaway Golf announced on Monday a new multi-year partnership which will see the two combine on philanthropic and game-expanding endeavors

Through the partnership, various initiatives will be implemented which the NBA star will undertake with a focus on expanding the game by making it more accessible to underserved and underrepresented youth.

Speaking on the partnership, Curry stated

“I am beyond excited for the opportunity to work with Callaway Golf. Their ability to think outside the box on how we can collectively grow the game of golf is second to none. I can’t wait to begin rolling out some of our ideas to make golf more accessible to boys and girls around the world.”

Recently, the 31-year-old helped Howard University launch their first-ever Division 1 Golf Program, with a pledge to fund the university’s men’s and women’s programs for the next six years. Subsequently, Callaway announced that they would be the official golf equipment provider for the program.

Curry is currently also the Executive Producer for the new ABC mini-golf show, “Holey Moley,” and according to Callaway, the new partnership will also feature co-produced original content in the spirit of Curry’s endeavors in golf.

Chip Brewer, President & CEO, Callaway Golf Company, stated on the partnership that

“We’ve found an incredibly like-minded partner in Stephen. His love of golf is something we at Callaway immediately connected with. And over time we realized we shared much more than that: a vision to create opportunities for access to the sport for people that might not have it. With our support, Stephen is uniquely positioned to create meaningful experiences in golf.”

 

 

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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

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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.

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