Lexi Thompson SEAL Legacy Foundation Sky Dive
LPGA star skydives her way to a round of golf in a novel build-up to a round
As approaches go to the first tee, Lexi Thompson’s for the Pro-Am at the Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, USA, was hardly par for the course. The LPGA star literally dropped from the skies, freefalling from 10,000 feet before steadying herself to take her opening shot at the Pro-Am.
Thompson’s daredevil antics were done to support the SEAL Legacy Foundation with retired Navy SEALs and a member of the Red Bull Air Force, Sean MacCormac.
After one of the more nerve-wracking starts to a round of golf, the 22-yearold said: “I won’t be so nervous on the first tee anymore after that jump!” Thompson has been a long-time supporter of the American military, and paid tribute to their foundation after landing back on terra firma.
"It was an unbelievable experience,” she said. “It’s a huge honour to be a part of the SEAL Legacy Foundation, just to be able to represent them and bring an awareness to this amazing foundation.”
Thompson was attached to tandem master Larry Barbiero for the leap from 10,000 feet.