Lexi Becomes First Woman in Shark Shootout Field Since 2006

October 24, 2016
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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.

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Thompson is ranked fourth in the Rolex Rankings — technically making her the highest-ranked golfer in the tournament.