Get to Know: Lexi Thompson

By Mark Spoor | Aug. 10, 2015, 9:25 a.m. (ET)

Editor's Note: Leading into the sport of golf's debut in the 2016 Rio Olympics, will periodically introduce you to a likely member of Team USA's first Olympic golf squad.

Today, we introduce Lexi Thompson, who has of this writing is ranked No. 7 in the Women's Olympic Golf Rankings:

Birthdate: Feb. 10, 1995
Birthplace: Coral Springs, Florida
Residence: Coral Springs, Florida
Full Name: Coastal Carolina
Professional wins: 7 (including five on the LPGA TOUR)

Representing the USA: Lexi has played on four national teams, two as a professional. Lexi's overall match record in international competition as a professional is 3-4. 

Quick facts about Lexi

• Her brother Nicholas is a player on the PGA TOUR while brother Curtis is a player on the tour.
• Lexi was the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open, earning a spot in the field at age 12.
• Her favorite sports team is the NHL's Florida Panthers.
• In 2011, Lexi said that meeting actors Taylor Lautner and Jonah Hill on a media tour after her first LPGA victory was one of the highlights of her season.