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By Stephanie Wei under LPGA

Lexi: the answer to filling the void of a dominant American star?

16-year-old American Lexi Thompson trumped the history books on Sunday, beating the field by five shots at the Navistar LPGA Classic to become the youngest winner ever on the LPGA. During a tough stretch for the struggling women’s tour that’s lacking star power and trying to remain relevant with only 23 events on its schedule — the lowest number since 1971 — Lexi’s dominant victory couldn’t have come at a better time.

But LPGA commissioner Mike Whan delivered a major buzzkill.

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