Lexi Thompson has had a tough time over the past two years. Beginning last April, the top-ranked American suffered a brutal rules debacle at the ANA Invitational, which cost her a major championship. Since then, she’s endured her mother’s cancer diagnosis, grandmother’s death, and skipped the Women’s British Open to “recharge [her] mental batteries.”
Earlier this week, Thompson again made news for splitting with her caddie ahead of this week’s CME Group Tour Championship — the last LPGA tournament of the season.
On Friday, Thompson’s name was back in the headlines, but this time for a more positive reason: She’s currently leading the tournament.
Over 14 months after her last victory at the Indy Women in Tech Championship, Thompson is enjoying a three-shot advantage over her closest competitors after 36 holes. And after the round, she brought a new furry friend to her post-round chat.
“I bought him about four months ago,” Thompson says of Leo, her new Havapoo. “He’s about six months old. He’s amazing. No matter what I shoot, this guy is giving me kisses no matter what.”
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Thompson introduced little Leo on her Instagram account back in October.
Since his introduction, Leo has made several appearances on Thompson’s social media feeds.
Regardless of what happens this weekend, Thomson and Leo are a definite shoo-in for cutest interview of the week.