Lexi Thompson, 29, retiring at end of 2024 season

Lexi Thompson will be retiring at the conclusion of the 2024 season, the LPGA Tour announced Tuesday.

Thompson, 29, is an 11-time LPGA Tour winner — including her lone major at the 2014 Chevron Championship. She also represented the United States in six Solheim Cups as well as two Olympic Games.

Per The Athletic, Thompson is expected to speak to the media at 2:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday prior to making her 18th consecutive U.S. Women’s Open appearance later in the week in Lancaster, Pa.

“On behalf of the LPGA, I want to thank Lexi for her incredible contributions to our Tour and to women’s golf,” LPGA commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan said. “We wish her all the best in her next chapter, and we, along with the fans, look forward to watching her compete and celebrating her throughout the rest of the season.”

Thompson qualified for the 2007 U.S. Women’s Open at the age of 12, then the youngest ever to accomplish the feat. She turned professional at age 15 and — at 16 — became the youngest player to win an LPGA tournament by capturing the 2011 Navistar Classic. Both records since have been broken.

Thompson became the seventh woman to compete on the men’s PGA Tour when she participated in the 2023 Shriners Children’s Open. She missed the cut by two strokes, however.

Thompson currently is 54th in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, however she has missed each of her last three cuts.

“Lexi’s impact extends far beyond the golf course,” Marcoux Samaan said. “She embodies the spirit and dedication of our founders — always showing up and engaging intentionally to help further the growth and impact of the LPGA. She is beloved by fans, consistently seen signing autographs and interacting with them no matter the result that day. Lexi’s commitment to our partners has also been unparalleled; throughout her career, she has continually made time to engage with partners, their employees, and their clients, and truly has valued their tremendous support of women’s golf.

“This dedication was exemplified last year when she was honored with our Founders Award, given to an LPGA Member who best exemplifies the spirit, ideals, and values of the LPGA through her behavior and deeds, as voted on by her peers. Lexi’s remarkable career and the way she has conducted herself both on and off the course have inspired countless girls around the world to pursue their goals with passion and perseverance.”

World No. 1 Nelly Korda commented on Thompson’s impact on the LPGA Tour.

“She’s had such an amazing career,” Korda said. “I’ve gotten to be on the team with her a couple times representing our country. I think she does an amazing job for the Tour. She spends so much time going to each Pro-Am party. She really dedicated her time to growing the game. It’s sad to see that she’s obviously leaving and not going to be out here with us anymore, but she’s had an amazing career, and I wish her the best in this new chapter of her life.”