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

Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - SCENE -

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.

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