Lexi Becomes First Woman in Shark Shootout Field Since 2006
Lexi Thompson is in the field for the Shark Shootout and will be paired with fellow Cobra Puma star Bryson DeChambeau during the Dec. 5-10 event. Golf Channel reported the pairing.
Thompson's appearance in the tournament marks the first time since 2006 that a female golfer has competed. Annika Sorenstam was the last female participant in the 24-person field.
This year, Thompson is a part of a field that also includes Matt Kuchar, Jason Dufner, Justin Thomas, Davis Love III and Brandt Snedeker, among others. The tournament, a 54-hole team event, is hosted by Greg Norman at Tiburon Golf Club in Florida. It has been played since 1989.
Thompson is ranked fourth in the Rolex Rankings -- technically making her the highest-ranked golfer in the tournament.