Meet Curtis Thompson: Lexi Thompson’s Caddie

Lexi Thompson (left) and her caddie/brother Curtis Thompson (right) exchanging a putter at the CME Tour Championship 2018 (golf.com)
Lexi Thompson (left) and her caddie/brother Curtis Thompson (right) exchanging a putter at the CME Tour Championship 2018 (golf.com)


Lexi Thompson is a budding star on the LPGA tour. She amassed an impressive 11 LPGA titles, one of which was a major, before she even turned 25. She’s earned $10.1 MM in her professional career, she's currently ranked at number 9 on the Rolex rankings. Lexi was also named Rookie of the Year in 2012. This impressive resume is surely one of the most decorated on the LPGA tour and sets her on pace for a ballot in the Hall of Fame. This great success, while largely a testament to her hard work and indubitable athletic skills, comes with some help from her caddie. As we touched on before, a caddie (not “caddy”) is instrumental in the mental part of a golfer’s game; as well as decision making down the stretch. Let’s take a look at Lexi Thompson’s caddie and how he’s helped her accomplish such greatness.

Who is Lexi Thompson’s Caddie?


Lexi Thompson’s Caddie is Curtis Thompson, her brother. Curtis is a professional golfer himself, turning pro back in 2014 and now currently plays on the Korn Ferry tour. He has a decent playing resume, though he hasn’t broken through to a victory yet. He’s had 8 top-10 finishes in 90 starts, which gives him an 8.9% top-10 placement over the course of his career. 

Curtis started caddying for Lexi back in 2019, after she parted ways with long time caddie Kevin McAlpine. The switch happened back when Lexi was having one of her most frustrating seasons so far. It was a season where she nearly went winless, until Curtis started caddying for her. The two have good chemistry on the course, as most siblings should, and can be often seen enjoying each other’s company out there. This type of energy on the course enables the player to stay relaxed and focused, allowing for optimal execution of golf shots in high pressure moments. 


Though Curtis Thompson will caddie for Lexi most of the time, there will be times when he won’t be on the bag because he’ll be playing a Korn Ferry tour event. In this situation, you’ll see Lexi’s dad, Scott Thompson, providing some guidance around the course. This caddie setup has proven successful for Lexi since she’s had 8 top-10 finishes in 20 events for 2019. That’s a remarkable 40% top-10 placement.

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