Lexi Thompson collapses as she misses out on LPGA season-ending playoff

U.S. Women’s Open champion Lexi Thompson falls to her knees at the green. Not being able to make a putt cost her in the season-ending LPGA Tour playoff. Thompson came up short with a short birdie putt on the final hole that she thought would win it for her.After the mistake was announced, an angry Thompson turned and walked off the green.Another rookie ranked among the top 10, Minjee Lee of Down Under, carded a 7-under 63 to tie for the lead with I.K. Kim at the Saudi Arabian Women’s Open on Saturday.It’s the first LPGA event of the year outside the U.S. and the second of three tournaments that will decide the season points and playoff positions. Thompson and Kim finished at 11-under 204 on the Royal Greens course.Lee finished fourth in the tournament last year, when she became the first Australian to win the LPGA Tour money title. Danielle Kang was a stroke back at 10 under.Ryu So-yeon had a 65 and became the first female player in LPGA history to play the last nine holes in even par. She finished nine shots behind the leaders.Michelle Wie shot a 66 to reach 7 under. She had missed the cut twice at the Royal Greens course.

U.S. Women’s Open champion Lexi Thompson falls to her knees at the green. Not being able to make a putt cost her in the season-ending LPGA Tour playoff. Thompson came up short with a short birdie putt on the final hole that she thought would win it for her.

After the mistake was announced, an angry Thompson turned and walked off the green.

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Another rookie ranked among the top 10, Minjee Lee of Down Under, carded a 7-under 63 to tie for the lead with I.K. Kim at the Saudi Arabian Women’s Open on Saturday.

It’s the first LPGA event of the year outside the U.S. and the second of three tournaments that will decide the season points and playoff positions. Thompson and Kim finished at 11-under 204 on the Royal Greens course.

Lee finished fourth in the tournament last year, when she became the first Australian to win the LPGA Tour money title. Danielle Kang was a stroke back at 10 under.

Ryu So-yeon had a 65 and became the first female player in LPGA history to play the last nine holes in even par. She finished nine shots behind the leaders.

Michelle Wie shot a 66 to reach 7 under. She had missed the cut twice at the Royal Greens course.

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