Professional sports can be a rollercoaster of emotions, with thrilling victories and heartbreaking defeats. The Chevron Championship, the first women’s major tournament of the season, was no exception. While some of the world’s best golfers battled it out on the course, others, like American star Lexi Thompson, failed to make the cut.
The Chevron Championship, the highly anticipated first women’s major tournament of the season, brought together the best golfers from around the world to The Club at Carlton Woods in suburban Houston.
With a larger field than in previous years, the tournament was set to be a thrilling competition. However, as the rounds progressed, it became clear that not all the big names would make it through to the weekend. World No. 1 Lydia Ko and American star Lexi Thompson were among those who missed the cut, leaving fans and followers alike in shock.
The American star had been struggling with a painful wrist injury. Yet, she put up a valiant effort but ultimately fell short of the cut line. The disappointment was evident in her voice as she thanked sponsors, volunteers, and fans for their unwavering support.
Thompson, who had missed the cut in both events she had played this season, had been experiencing pain in her right wrist from excessive grinding on the practice range at home. Despite the injury, she had managed to shoot a 72 in the second round at the Jack Nicklaus Course, taking 31 putts along the way. However, it was not enough to secure her a spot in the weekend rounds.
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“Thank you to everyone for the support this week,” wrote a visibly emotional Lexi Thompson on Instagram after missing the cut at The Chevron Championship.
“Thank you to the sponsors, volunteers and fans this week at the @thechevronchampionship . And all the staff at Carlton Woods for making us feel so welcomed and having the course be in such a great shape for us. Wasn’t 100% healthy this week, but no excuses, time to figure out somethings and get feeling better 👊🏼”
South Korean A Lim Kim emerged as the leader after two rounds, shooting a 7-under 65 on Friday for a two-round total of 136. Major winners like Inbee Park, So Yeon Ryu, and Danielle Kang made it through to the weekend, while other big names like Lydia Ko fell short of the cut line.
The Chevron Championship was a challenging week for some of the LPGA’s biggest names, with a tough course, weather delays, and injuries all contributing to a high number of missed cuts.