This week in golf saw Lexi Thompson get her first victory of the season at the Kingsmill Championship in Willamsburg, Virginia. On the PGA Tour Billy Horschel prevailed at the AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas, Texas. Finally, the Champions Tour had their first major of the year. Bernhard Langer would win at the Regions Tradition in Birmingham, Alabama.

Lexi Thompson finally breaks through

In January, Lexi Thompson lost in a playoff at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic. Then in April, she lost the year's first major after a controversial ruling cost her 4-shots. This week saw Thompson literally skydive onto the first tee, where she proceeded to never look back on her way to a wire-to-wire victory, winning by 5-strokes.

In her third tournament since that ruling, Thompson's 20-under par set a course record at the Kingsmill Championship.

This gave Thompson her first victory after failing to win in her previous 23 starts. It was not only the eighth win of her career on tour, but gave her at least one victory in the last five consecutive seasons on the LPGA Tour. This ties her with current world number one, Lydia Ko, for the longest streak on tour.

Billy Horschel wins in a playoff

This week's PGA Tour event, the AT&T Byron Nelson, came down to a playoff between Billy Horschel and Jason Day.

Day was looking for his first win in a year, while Horschel was trying to win for the first time in 2 years and 8 months. They went into the playoff tied at 12-under and both men got par in the playoff on the 18th hole. They then replayed the 18th hole again, with Horschel making par. Day then missed his 4-foot par put that would have sent the playoff to a third set of holes.

The win was also important for Horschel as it moved him into the top 60 in the world. This qualified him for the U.S. Open, right before Monday's cutoff point.

Bernhard Langer takes the Regions Tradition

Bernhard Langer entered Sunday morning two-strokes behind leader Fred Funk in the Champions Tour's first major of the year.

By the end of the day he had shot an 8-under-64 to easily win the Regions Tradition by 5-strokes. This was a first for Langer, who has previously never come from behind to win a major.

The 59-year-old German won his eighth major on the Champions Tour and his tenth major overall. This victory tied Langer with legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus for the most major victories on the Champions Tour. Overall, it was his 31st victory on the Champions Tour.

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