By the Numbers: Kraft Nabisco Championship

The first major of the LPGA season featured a marquee final pairing: Lexi Thompson and Michelle Wie. The two stars were tied at 10-under entering Sunday’s final round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., but it quickly became the Lexi Show.

Lexi Thompson Michelle Wie 600

Here’s a look at some numbers from Thompson’s first career major championship:

19 – Age of Thompson, who at 19 years, one month and 27 days is the second-youngest major winner in history. Only an 18-year-old Morgan Pressel at the 2007 Kraft Nabisco was younger.

4 – Number of birdies for Thompson over the first nine holes Sunday, which gave her a five-shot lead at the turn. She played even-par the rest of the way for a 14-under 274.

3 – Number shots behind that Wie finished. She carded four birdies and three bogeys in her final round.

3 – Number of total bogeys for Thompson out of 72 holes in the entire tournament. Two of them came during her first-round, 1-over 73 on Thursday, and the third came at 18 to close out her 3-under 69 on Saturday.

17 – Number of total birdies for Thompson over her four rounds. Just one came on Thursday, eight came during her 8-under-64 round on Friday, four birdies were had on Saturday, and four more on Sunday.

$300,000 – Amount given to the winner of the Kraft Nabisco Championship. That brings Thompson’s season money total to $491,885 and pushes her career total past $2 million ($2,117,130).

Lexi Thompson driving 600

274 – Average driving distance in yards for Thompson on the year, No. 1 on the LPGA Tour.

4 – Number of career wins on the LPGA Tour for Thompson. The Kraft Nabisco joins the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic, 2013 Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia and 2013 Lorena Ochoa Invitational.

21st – Place that Thompson tied for at the 2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship, Thompson’s previous career best in this major. She was the low amateur in that event.

3rd – Thompson’s finish at the 2013 Evian Championship, her previous best in a major. Her only other top-10 finish was a tie for 10th at the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open.

9 – Thompson’s spot in the world rankings prior to this week; she’s expected to move up to sixth. Wie was 38th.

2nd – The best finish by Wie at a major since she also was runner-up at the 2005 LPGA Championship, when she ended up three strokes behind the great Annika Sorenstam. Wie was still an amateur back then.

3rd – Final place for Stacy Lewis, who at No. 3 is the top-ranked American female in the world. She finished the Kraft Nabisco at 7-under, seven strokes behind Thompson. Lewis won her first career major here three years ago, and collected her second last year at the Women’s British Open.

4 – Number of Americans in the top four Sunday, as two-time major winner Cristie Kerr finished 6-under in a tie for fourth. Sharing that spot was five-time major winner Se Ri Pak of South Korea.

38th – Final place for South Korea’s Inbee Park, the defending Kraft Nabisco champion and top-ranked player in the world. She was +4 overall.

24th – Final place for Australian amateur Minjee Lee, who ended up even-par and tied with American Jessica Korda. Lee finished as the tournament’s low amateur.

Photo Gallery: Lexi Thompson


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