LPGA

Thompson emotional, ready to return after major LPGA penalty

Lexi Thompson paused, tears welling up in her eyes, when asked about how difficult things have been since a viewer-cited penalty cost her what appeared to be a sure victory in the LPGA Tour's first major of the year.

Thompson stopped for more than 30 seconds after starting to answer the question Wednesday, a day before teeing off in Texas for her first tournament since the ANA Inspiration in California.

"That's one of my favorite tournaments, and it's always a dream of mine to just see myself jumping into Poppie's Pond," said the 22-year-old Thompson, who got to do that after winning at Mission Hills in 2014. "I played amazing that week. I don't think I've...

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