Lexi shrugs off illness in time to reach the green with her tee shot on the opening hole of the Solheim Cup. Lexi Thompson set a scorching pace for the Americans in the first match of the Solheim Cup when the big-hitting Floridian drove the green on the 286-yard, par-4 first hole at Des Moines Golf and Country Club.
With a 3-wood.
pic.twitter.com/20RiCPqoeh — Dan Hauser (@DanHauserGolf) August 18, 2017
Cristie Kerr, Thompson’s partner in the opening foursomes match with Mel Reid and Charley Hull, put an exclamation point on her teammate’s tee shot by draining the 10-foot putt for an eagle-2 that gave Team USA a very early 1-up advantage.
Those in attendance Wednesday at the Kingsmill Championship Pro-Am watched Lexi Thompson hit the fairway on the first hole. That is to say, they didn’t see Thompson’s ball hit the fairway, but the LPGA star herself — when she stuck ...