Lexi Thompson announces her retirement

Thompson will retire at the end of the year. The news was first shared by the USGA ahead of this week’s US Women’s Open, where Thompson, 29, will be making her 18th start in the championship.

The 18 most memorable US Women’s Opens, ranked

There have been a variety of winners – from phenoms and Hall of Famers to dark horses and unknowns – winning in all sorts of ways. There have been tears of joy shed, and tears of heartbreak, too.