News & ToursMay 6, 2016

Lexi Thompson shuts down trolls in Instagram post

KAPOLEI, HI - APRIL 14:  Lexi Thompson plays a tee shot on the 13th hole during the second round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented By Hershey at Ko Olina Golf Club on April 14, 2016 in Kapolei, Hawaii.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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KAPOLEI, HI - APRIL 14: Lexi Thompson plays a tee shot on the 13th hole during the second round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented By Hershey at Ko Olina Golf Club on April 14, 2016 in Kapolei, Hawaii. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Professional athletes: THIS is how to handle haters.

A few days ago, LPGA star Lexi Thompson posted a workout selfie on Instagram:

As it came after a missed cut, a couple of Internet trolls bashed Thompson. "Seems to me you should be focusing on your game vs all the pretty stuff you like to post," read one comment; another said "I agree with you, even though she loves her fans(wont answer me or give me an autograph), she needs to be like Annika/Lorena."

Thompson got wind of the criticism, and responded with vigor:

"I sign every autograph at my tournaments and take pics with everybody go to every sponsor party. I practice and train my butt off. I don't want my whole page to be all about golf. And ya I had a bad week but neither of u know what I was dealing with this week and I'm human not perfect. I can't play well every week, please realize that and comment something positive because that hurts and I won't deal with it."

Mic, dropped.

Thompson's retort prompted the commenters to apologize.

Hope you're taking notes, Ian Poulter.


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