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Lexi Thompson is skipping Amundi Evian Championship once again

Lexi Thompson is skipping Amundi Evian Championship once again

Lexi Thompson won’t be in the field at this year’s Amundi Evian Championship. Given that her last appearance in the event was 2019 (the 2020 Evian was canceled due to the pandemic), her absence isn’t all that surprising.

After announcing at the U.S. Women’s Open that 2024 would be her final full season on tour, she has since posted three top-10 finishes.

At the Meijer LPGA Classic, she lost in a playoff to Lilia Vu. At the recent KPMG Women’s PGA, Thompson trailed by three entering the final round at Sahalee Country Club. A shocking front-nine 43 on Sunday dropped her out of the mix, but she came home in 31 to salvage a top-10 finish that gets her an invitation back to the KPMG next year, should she want it.

“It was just a tale of two nines,” said Thompson, who was still fairly upbeat after the rollercoaster round.

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At the Dow Championship, Thompson teamed up with Brooke Henderson to take a share of eighth. After two weeks off, she’ll tee it up next at the Dana Open in Sylvania, Ohio.

As for the Evian, Thompson has contended several times in the event but hasn’t been back since posting critical comments of the course on Instagram in 2019, essentially saying that good shots weren’t rewarded.

“I’m actually thankful that I don’t have to put myself through that for another two days,” she wrote after missing the cut. “You’re a beautiful place Evian but that’s just too many bad breaks with good shots for me, so bye.”

Thompson removed the original post later in the day, saying that she wanted to clear up any confusion. The new post read, in part:

“My words were only directed at my frustration of not playing well in a major and at the unfortunate bounces we all get while playing this crazy game of golf. I didn’t mean it in a mean way at all. Obviously just hasn’t been the course for me the last few years, but some girls are playing great and I wish them the best of luck this weekend.”

She hasn’t been back since.

Thompson will be in the fifth and final major of the season, the AIG Women’s British Open, held Aug. 22-25 at the Old Course at St. Andrews.


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