Brittany Lincicome

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Brittany Lincicome
— Golfer —
2009 LPGA Championship - Brittany Lincicome (3).jpg
Lincicome at the 2009 LPGA Championship
Personal information
Full name Brittany Grace Lincicome
Born (1985-09-19) September 19, 1985 (age 29)
St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Nationality  United States
Residence Seminole, Florida, U.S.
Career
Turned professional 2004
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 2005)
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 5
Best results in LPGA major championships
(Wins: 1)
Kraft Nabisco C'ship Won: 2009
LPGA Championship 2nd: 2014
U.S. Women's Open 5th: 2009
Women's British Open T9: 2010
The Evian Championship T8: 2014

Brittany Grace Lincicome (born September 19, 1985) is an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. She currently resides in Seminole, Florida.

Lincicome is one of the longest drivers in women's golf. In her rookie year, 2005, she led the LPGA in driving distance with an average of 270.3 yards (247.2 m). In 2006, her driving average increased to 278.6 yards (254.8 m), second among all LPGA players.[1] Her prodigious length off the tee has earned her the nickname "Bam-Bam."[2] She has won one major championship, the 2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship.

Amateur career[edit]

Lincicome was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, and participated in more than 100 amateur events. Her wins included the American Junior Golf Association Chateu Elan in 2001 and 2003 and the Avilla Junior Classic in 2003. In 2004, she won the Harder Hall Invitational. Lincicome competed in both the 2004 U.S. Women's Open and the 2004 State Farm Classic on the LPGA Tour as an amateur, even leading the former after the first round.

Professional career[edit]

Lincicome turned professional in December 2004 at age 19, after finishing in 20th place at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in to earn her tour card for 2005.[3] Home-schooled, she had graduated from high school the previous spring. Her first victory was in the 2006 HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship, where she defeated Michelle Wie in the quarterfinals, Lorena Ochoa in the semifinals, and Juli Inkster in the final match. She captured her second win in April 2007 at the Ginn Open, again holding off Ochoa to capture the victory on the 72nd hole.

In 2007, Lincicome became a member of the U.S. Solheim Cup team for the first time. In singles play, she lost to Laura Davies. Years earlier, as a 12 year-old, Lincicome had carried the scoring sign for Davies at the JCPenney Classic LPGA event, leading Davies to good-naturedly refer to Lincicome as "Sign Girl."[4]

In 2009, Lincicome won the Kraft Nabisco Championship, an LPGA major, after making an eagle on the final hole to leap frog Kristy McPherson, who held a one shot lead going into the final hole.

In August 2014, Lincicome lost a sudden-death playoff with Inbee Park at the LPGA Championship. She had held a one shot lead entering the 72nd hole, but made bogey to fall back into a playoff. Lincicome lost the playoff at the first extra hole when she could only make a bogey to Park's par.

Professional wins (5)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (5)[edit]

Legend
Major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (4)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
1 Jul 9, 2006 HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship 3 & 2 United States Juli Inkster 500,000
2 Apr 15, 2007 Ginn Open 67-72-67-72=278 −10 1 stroke Mexico Lorena Ochoa 390,000
3 Apr 5, 2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship 66-74-70-69=279 −9 1 stroke United States Kristy McPherson
United States Cristie Kerr
300,000
4 Jun 5, 2011 ShopRite LPGA Classic 72-64-66=202 −11 1 stroke South Korea Jiyai Shin
United States Cristie Kerr
225,000
5 Aug 28, 2011 CN Canadian Women's Open 68-68-69-70-275 −13 1 stroke United States Stacy Lewis
United States Michelle Wie
337,500

LPGA Tour playoff record (0–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2010 Bell Micro LPGA Classic South Korea Se Ri Pak, Norway Suzann Pettersen Pak won with birdie on third extra hole
Pettersen eliminated on second hole with par
2 2012 Women's Australian Open Paraguay Julieta Granada, United States Stacy Lewis, United States Jessica Korda,
South Korea So Yeon Ryu, South Korea Hee Kyung Seo
Korda won with birdie on second extra hole
3 2014 LPGA Championship South Korea Inbee Park Lost to par on first extra hole

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runners-up
2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship 2 shot deficit −9 (66-74-70-69=279) 1 stroke United States Cristie Kerr, United States Kristy McPherson

Results timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2014.

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP DNP T2 CUT 1 T21 T13 CUT CUT T59
U.S. Women's Open T55 T31 7 T14 T58 5 T25 T27 T18 T9 T15
Women's British Open DNP CUT T56 T11 CUT T28 T9 T30 CUT T52 T38
LPGA Championship DNP T33 T49 T6 T34 CUT T14 T20 T25 T17 2
The Evian Championship ^ T44 T8

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied
Green background for a win. Yellow background for a top-10 finish.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Kraft Nabisco Championship 1 1 0 2 2 4 8 5
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 1 3 7 11 11
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 7
LPGA Championship 0 1 0 1 2 6 10 9
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2
Totals 1 2 0 4 9 20 41 34
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 10 (2009 U.S. Open – 2011 British Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (twice, current)

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made*
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2004 2 2 0 0 0 0 T55 n/a n/a 73.00 n/a
2005 20 12 0 0 0 0 T18 127,452 72 73.18 73
2006 23 20 1 0 1 5 1 853,013 14 72.08 40
2007 22 20 1 1 0 4 1 871,384 13 72.14 24
2008 22 11 0 0 0 1 T7 114,963 92 73.72 129
2009 22 15 1 0 0 4 1 647,147 21 72.31 51
2010 23 22 0 1 0 6 T2 663,808 15 71.25 15
2011 21 21 2 1 2 6 1 1,154,234 6 71.03 9
2012 24 20 0 2 1 6 T2 581,631 23 71.53 22
2013 23 16 0 0 1 3 T3 449,113 32 71.93 44
  • Official through November 24, 2013.[5]

* Includes matchplay and other events without a cut.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

Solheim Cup record[edit]

Year Total
matches
Total
W–L–H
Singles
W–L–H
Foursomes
W–L–H
Fourballs
W–L–H
Points
won
Points
%
Career 14 5–7–2 1–3–0 1–1–1 3–3–1 6.0 42.9
2007 3 0–2–1 0–1–0 lost to L. Davies 4&3 0–0–0 0–1–1 lost w/ P. Hurst,
halved w/ P. Creamer
0.5 16.7
2009 4 2–2–0 1–0–0 def. S. Gustafson 3&2 0–1–0 lost w/ K. McPherson 3&2 1–1–0 won w/ B. Lang 5&4,
lost w/ K. McPherson 1 up
2.0 50.0
2011 4 2–2–0 0–1–0 lost to C. Boeljon 2 dn 1–0–0 won w/ P. Creamer 1 up 1–1–0 lost w/ V. Hurst 5&4,
won w/ P.Creamer 3&1
2.0 50.0
2013 3 1–1–1 0–1–0 lost to J. Ewart Shadoff 3&2 0–0–1 halved w/ L. Salas 1–0–0 won w/ B. Lang 4&3 1.5 50.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Average Driving Distance – 2006". LPGA Tour. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ Sirak, Ron (February 8, 2010). "My Town: Brittany Lincicome". Golf Digest. 
  3. ^ "LPGA Qualifying Tournament History 2004". LPGA Tour. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ginn Open 2007 Interview with Brittany Lincicome". LPGA Ginn Open. April 15, 2007. Archived from the original on November 23, 2007. Retrieved September 17, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Brittany Lincicome stats". LPGA. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 

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