Lexi Thompson and her family have been through a lot in 2017, on and off the course. However, the LPGA season ends this week in Naples, Fla., as the family has great news to share.
Thompson's mom, Judy, has been told she is cancer-free after battling uterine cancer throughout much of the year. Tim Rosaforte reported the news for Golf Channel.
Lexi heads into the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club as the leader of the Race to the CME Globe. She's in prime shape to win the $1 million first-place prize. She'll have her mom, cancer-free and back to work at her job, in her gallery this week.
On the course, the ANA Inspiration debacle aside, Thompson has enjoyed a strong season. She's won twice and lost in three playoffs en route to five total second-place finishes.
Through it all, the 22-year-old has maintained perspective, and she seems to have come out the stronger for it.
“It’s definitely been an up-and-down year,” Thompson said Tuesday. “A lot of things have gone on. A lot of positives to take from the year. I would say throughout the whole year, I've learned how strong I am, on and off the golf course, with what I've been through and how I've handled things.”