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Teenage phenomenon Lexi Thompson joins Cobra-Puma Golf
June 17, 2010

Following the recent US Curtis Cup victory, where she claimed 4½ points from a possible 5, Alexis "Lexi" Thompson has become at 15 years old the youngest female golfer to turn professional. World no. 1 women's amateur at the time of turning pro, three years ago at just 12 Lexi was the youngest player ever to qualify for the US Women's Open.

15 year old pro Lexi Thompson has concluded an equipment, footwear and apparel sponsorship deal with Cobra-Puma Golf, making her the first athlete to sign with the Cobra and Puma Golf brands since they joined forces earlier this spring.

Lexi Thompson"Lexi's style and groundbreaking performance on the course make her the perfect Cobra and Puma Golf representative," said Bob Philion, President of Cobra-Puma Golf. "Our brands are well suited to her game right now and are poised to progress with her career in the future, while she develops as a professional golfer."

Lexi joins the company's current world-class roster that includes Puma Golf's Rickie Fowler, Johan Edfors, and Anna Nordqvist, and Cobra's Ian Poulter, Camilo Villegas and J.B. Holmes. Lexi, however, will be the first professional to represent both brands on the course. As part of the long-term partnership, she will wear Puma Golf shoes featuring Smart Quill technology, and Puma's performance golf apparel. She will also play the Cobra S2 Driver (8.5°), Cobra S2 Fairway (3-wood), Baffler Rail Hybrid (2/H) and Cobra S2 Forged irons (3-PW), and will feature in forthcoming marketing campaigns, consumer and trade events.

"I am proud to represent Cobra and Puma Golf," she said. "Not only do both brands make great, technically advanced products that will help me play better on the course, but I've always loved them both for their edge and style. In my last amateur event, I played a Cobra S2 Driver and S2 Forged irons, and look forward to wearing my new Puma gear at my first professional event in June. Most importantly, I'm looking forward to having fun and excelling on the course during my first few years as a professional golfer, with the support of Cobra-Puma Golf."

Lexi Thompson

Lexi debuts her new sponsorship at the 2010 LPGA ShopRite Classic in New Jersey June 18-20, followed by the 2010 Women's U.S. Open in July. At last week's Curtis Cup, Lexi won four matches, including a 6&5 win on Sunday. Earlier this year, she was runner-up at the 2010 Harder Hall Invitational and Dixie Amateur. She has played in three consecutive U.S. Women's Opens (2007-2009), captured both the 2008 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship and 2009 Junior PGA Championship, and successfully represented the U.S. in the 2009 Junior Solheim Cup.

For more information visit golf.puma.com and cobragolf.co.uk.

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