Curtis Thompson, the older brother of the LPGA’s Lexi and younger half-brother of the Korn Ferry Tour’s Nicholas, birdies the 18th hole to win the Evans Scholars Invitational for his 1st victory
3: Number of Thompson siblings who have won tournaments on major professional tours as Curtis Thompson joined his family in the winner’s circle on Sunday. Thompson, 27, made a two-putt birdie on the par-5 18th hole at Chicago Highlands Club to win the Korn Ferry Tour’s Evans Scholars Invitational in Westchester, Ill. “I just never thought I would be back here again, and I definitely never thought I would be talking to you guys about a win,” said Thompson, who lost his card on what then was the Web.com Tour in 2018 and began caddying for his younger sister, Lexi, an 11-time winner on the LPGA. Their older half-brother, Nicholas, is a former PGA Tour member who plays the Korn Ferry Tour and is a former winner on the developmental tour. “I can’t thank the people around me enough helping me go through hell and back… I’m extremely happy,” said Curtis Thompson, who rebounded after a bogey-bogey start to shoot 2-under 70 for a 17-under 271 total and one-stroke victory. “It gives me reassurance that I’m good enough to be out here. Now I feel secure in myself.” Thompson broke through in his 104thcareer start on the Korn Ferry Tour. American Will Zalatoris, who tied the competitive course record with an 8-under 64, shared second place with American Jimmy Stanger (66) at 16-under 272 (scores).
Sign up to receive the Morning Read newsletter, along with Where To Golf Next and The Equipment Insider.