Lexi Thompson gets redemption with record-setting win at LPGA Kingsmill Championship

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Lexi Thompson had reason to celebrate on the 18th green after she captured the Kingsmill Championship in record fashion on Sunday.

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Regardless of how many victories Lexi Thompson has when her career is over, winning the 2017 Kingsmill Championship should stand out from the others.

The asterisk won’t be beside the tournament, but inside Thompson. She needed this one the way a parched garden needs rain.

Not because it had been so terribly long since her last LPGA victory — early last season at the Honda LPGA Thailand — but because of what happened, infamously, when she lost the ANA Inspiration seven weeks ago.

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She’s known as a big hitter, but Lexi Thompson’s putting was the key to her Kingsmill victory.

There, in the first women’s major championship of 2017,…

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