|— Golfer —|
Lincicome at the 2009 LPGA Championship
|Full name||Brittany Grace Lincicome|
September 19, 1985 |
St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Residence||Seminole, Florida, U.S.|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 2005)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|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||T44: 2013|
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. Her prodigious length off the tee has earned her the nickname "Bam-Bam." She has won one major championship, the 2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship.
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.
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. 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."
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)
LPGA Tour wins (5)
|Major championships (1)|
|Other LPGA Tour (4)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin of
|1||Jul 9, 2006||HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship||3 & 2||Juli Inkster||500,000|
|2||Apr 15, 2007||Ginn Open||67-72-67-72=278||−10||1 stroke||Lorena Ochoa||390,000|
|3||Apr 5, 2009||Kraft Nabisco Championship||66-74-70-69=279||−9||1 stroke|| Kristy McPherson
|4||Jun 5, 2011||ShopRite LPGA Classic||72-64-66=202||−11||1 stroke|| Jiyai Shin
|5||Aug 28, 2011||CN Canadian Women's Open||68-68-69-70-275||−13||1 stroke|| Stacy Lewis
LPGA Tour playoff record (0–3)
|1||2010||Bell Micro LPGA Classic||Se Ri Pak, Suzann Pettersen||Pak won with birdie on third extra hole
Pettersen eliminated on second hole with par
|2||2012||Women's Australian Open|| Julieta Granada, Stacy Lewis, Jessica Korda,
So Yeon Ryu, Hee Kyung Seo
|Korda won with birdie on second extra hole|
|3||2014||LPGA Championship||Inbee Park||Lost to par on first extra hole|
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runners-up|
|2009||Kraft Nabisco Championship||2 shot deficit||−9 (66-74-70-69=279)||1 stroke||Cristie Kerr, Kristy McPherson|
Results not in chronological order before 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|
|The Evian Championship ^||T44|
^ 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.
|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|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 10 (2009 U.S. Open – 2011 British Open)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2007 Kraft Nabisco – 2007 LPGA)
LPGA Tour career summary
- Official through November 24, 2013.
* Includes matchplay and other events without a cut.
- Junior Solheim Cup (representing the United States): 2002 (winners), 2003
- Solheim Cup (representing the United States): 2007 (winners), 2009 (winners), 2011, 2013
- Lexus Cup (representing International team): 2006, 2007
Solheim Cup record
|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
|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
|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
|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|
- "Average Driving Distance – 2006". LPGA Tour. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
- Sirak, Ron (February 8, 2010). "My Town: Brittany Lincicome". Golf Digest.
- "LPGA Qualifying Tournament History 2004". LPGA Tour. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
- "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.
- "Brittany Lincicome stats". LPGA. Retrieved November 25, 2013.