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Lexi Thompson back to work in Texas as major champ
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FILE - In this April 6, 2014, file photo, Lexi Thompson pumps her fist and smiles after winning the Kraft Nabisco Championship golf tournament in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Thompson got a congratulatory text from Nancy Lopez and a letter from Arnold Palmer. There was a trip to Germany and a commercial shoot with Usain Bolt. A lot has happened since the 19-year-old American became a major champion three weeks ago. Now it's time to get back on the course. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
April 30, 2014, 2:23 pm

IRVING, Texas (AP) Lexi Thompson got a congratulatory text from Nancy Lopez and a letter from Arnold Palmer. There was also a trip to Germany.

A lot has happened for the 19-year-old American in the three weeks since becoming a major champion. Now it's time to get back on the course.

Thompson tees off Thursday at the second North Texas LPGA Shootout, where world No. 1 player Inbee Park is the defending champion.

Park, No. 1 for 55 consecutive weeks, was bogey-free the final 35 holes last year while winning the inaugural North Texas event. The 144-player field includes 18 of the world's top 25 players playing a unique format with cuts after both the second and third rounds.

Texas native Stacy Lewis is the highest-ranked American at No. 3. Thompson is sixth.

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