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USA House

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 20: U.S. Olympians Gerena Piller, Stacy Lewis and Lexi Thompson pose for a photo at the USA House at Colegio Sao Paulo on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Teen Lexi Thompson to become LPGA member

Teenage prodigy Alexis Thompson will compete full-time on the LPGA Tour next year after her petition for membership was approved by the LPGA on Sept. 30.