Lexi Thompson's Bold Move Shocks PGA Tour

Lexi Thompson will be the fifth woman to compete on the PGA Tour

She's playing in the Shriners Children's Open starting on October 12th in Las Vegas

Thompson hopes her participation inspires young women in golf

At 12, she was the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open

At 16, she became the youngest LPGA tournament winner

Since 2012, she's won 11 times on the LPGA tour

Notable women like Brittany Lincicome and Michelle Wie West have competed in PGA events

Thompson's involvement represents progress for gender equality in golf