The 21-year-old golfer, who went pro when she was only 15, will be competing at the games on August 17th in the Women’s Individual event along with Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller.
“I’ve never been to Brazil. I’m looking forward to it,” Lexi recently shared. “I heard it’s a beautiful place, and the course is brand new. There’s been a lot of stuff in the media about Zika, but I think the Olympics will be well prepared for it, and I’m absolutely not missing this opportunity.”
Get to know Lexi a bit better with these five facts:
– She’s ready for a gold medal: “Winning gold would be bigger than anything I’ve done in my life. That’s what I’m going for. Would I cry on the medal stand? Yeah, most likely. I’m pretty passionate when it comes to representing my country.”
– She’s a pro at packing her golf clubs: “If you want to avoid the hassle at the airport, use a shipping service to deliver your clubs to your destination. There are a few golf and sport equipment-specific services out there, but UPS and FedEx can do it as well.”
– Her Instagram feed is the best golf class out there. Follow her!
– She’s won 10 major championships, the latest being the World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup in May 2016.
– Here’s the big fact: She became the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open, a mark that stood until 2014. That same year she became the second-youngest winner in the American Junior Golf Association, and her victory at the Westfield Junior PGA Championship made her the youngest winner in Junior PGA Championship history. Um, goals!