Good news on her mom’s cancer battle lets Lexi Thompson play LPGA finale with clear mind

Lexi Thompson looks on during the second round of the 2017 Evian Championship 2017. (Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

By Ryan Herrington

Lexi Thompson enters this week’s LPGA season finale, the CME Globe Tour Championship, the leader in the year-long CME Race to the CME Globe points standings. She also arrives at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla., without one of the burdens she’s carried much of 2017.

Thompson told Golf Digest’s Tim Rosaforte that her mother, Judy, recently received a clean bill of health from doctors after going through treatment this summer for uterine cancer.

“We got the news about a few months ago,” Thompson said during her Tuesday press conference at Tiburon.“ She went through all the radiation treatments and has been cleared. It’s great to have her here, along with a lot of other family members that will be coming throughout the week.”


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