Following her breakthrough win on the LPGA Tour Lexi Thompson will file a petition for a tour membership waiver.
The 16-year-old Thompson became the youngest LPGA winner in its 61-year history when she won the Navistar LPGA Classic.
The victory came shortly after she was denied a request to be allowed to play in more tournaments on the tour because the LPGA has a membership age-limit of 18.
Her management team said they would petition commissioner of the LPGA Tour Mike Whan for a waiver to the tour’s age floor so the teen could accept the membership and 2-year exemption that comes with winning an LPGA tournament.
Thompson sparked a few rumours when she pulled out of the second stage of LPGA Q-school before it began this week, leading to suggestion that a deal had already been struck between Whan and the Thompson camp.
Thompson is likely to make her final LPGA start of the year in the season-ending CME Titleholders in November.