Posted December 03, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Last year, it was a chat with the stars from the ''Twilight'' franchise. This year, it's a meeting with Tiger Woods and a role in his popular golf video game. Life keeps getting more surreal for American teenager Lexi Thompson, who is in the United Arab Emirates to defend her title at the Dubai Ladies Masters, which begins Wednesday. She won the tournament in 2011 at 16 to become the youngest winner on the LPGA and European Tour. She then lost her LPGA record to Lydia Ko, a 15-year-old amateur from New Zealand who won the Canadian Women's Open in August. Along with Thompson, the field includes Michelle Wie and LPGA Championship winner Shanshan Feng.
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