Jun 30th, 2017

Lexi Thompson opens up

About mother's cancer diagnosis

Lexi Thompson opens upLexi Thompson has for the first time spoken about her mother Judy's uterine cancer diagnosis at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Olympia Fields.

"It's been rough," Thompson said after her first round. "I've known for a few weeks. She's my best friend. 

"So hearing that, and then just dealing with a lot of things this year, it was kind of like a breakdown moment for me."

Lexi confirmed that her mother had already been through a battle with cancer.

"I remember when she got diagnosed with breast cancer and luckily they caught it pretty early when it was a small size," she said.

"That was a challenging time for me when I was younger. She's about an eight–or–10-year survivor. Just to see how much she's fighting, it's inspirational."

Lexi posted a one–under 70 on Thursday, and is four strokes behind leaders Amy Yang and Chella Choi.

We wish her mother a swift recovery.

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