Check out this great photo of Lexi Thompson and her caddy jumping into the water beside the 18th green at Mission Hills, California.
Lexi Thompson became the second-youngest winner of a LPGA major golf tournament when she held on to win the Kraft Nabisco Championship this morning. The 19-year-old from Florida
Thompson celebrated with a traditional victory jump into Poppie’s Pond next to the 18th green – and so did her caddy who somersaulted into the water soon after as the photo above shows.
Despite the tradition, I’m always wary of the leap into Poppie’s Pond. Stacy Lewis’ mother tore a muscle when she joined her daughter for the victory leap in 2011 and Thomas Levet broke his leg when he jumped into the water after his victory at the French Open in the same year.
The good news is that there is no chance of me winning a golf tournament and feeling compelled to do the victory leap.