World Number Two, Lexi Thompson, enters the Ricoh Women’s British Open full of confidence but aware of what faces her as she takes on Kingsbarns.
When asked how she expects to get on at Kingsbarns this week, Thompson was full of praise for the course but also aware of the dangers that lay ahead. She told the media that:
“I love the golf course. It’s a great layout. I get to hit a good amount of drivers, which is nice.”
With her driver acting as her weapon of choice she is also she also has her back up plan in case the weather becomes a factor:
“I’ll put a 3-iron in the bag this week, just in case it does get windy out there, and yeah, I hit a lot of drivers and 3-woods. It’s really about picking the targets out there and committing to it, and obviously, it depends on the conditions.”
Highlighting the conditions shows that Lexi is prepared to grind it out if she has to. It is something she is used considering her TMJ (Temporomandibular joint Syndrome). When asked about it Thompson replied: “Yeah I have bad TMJ problems and it’s been keeping up me up for a few weeks.”
Lexi’s TMJ means that she grinds her teeth as she sleeps. Perhaps it will be another grinding performance that will see her take home another major?
Whilst Thompson did not play in the Ladies Scottish Open she was full of positives about the event saying: "I know I didn't play last week just because I wanted to be home with my family, but yeah, I do think it's a good idea. It's a great warm-up."