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
|ANA Inspiration||Won: 2009, 2015|
|Women's PGA C'ship||2nd: 2014|
|U.S. Women's Open||5th: 2009|
|Women's British Open||T9: 2010|
|Evian Championship||T8: 2014|
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." Lincicome has won two major championships: the 2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship and the 2015 ANA Inspiration.
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 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 earned a spot on 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 coming to 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.
Lincicome won her second major championship in April 2015, with a victory at the ANA Inspiration, the second time she had won this major. She moved into a tie for the lead after eagling the 72nd hole in regulation play, just as she had done when winning the title in 2009. Lincicome prevailed in a sudden-death playoff over fellow American Stacy Lewis, winning with a par on the third extra hole.
Professional wins (8)
LPGA Tour wins (8)
|Major championships (2)|
|Other LPGA Tour (6)|
|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|| Cristie Kerr
|4||Jun 5, 2011||ShopRite LPGA Classic||72-64-66=202||−11||1 stroke|| Cristie Kerr
|5||Aug 28, 2011||CN Canadian Women's Open||68-68-69-70=275||−13||1 stroke|| Stacy Lewis
|6||Apr 5, 2015||ANA Inspiration||72-68-70-69=279||−9||Playoff||Stacy Lewis||375,000|
|7||Jan 29, 2017||Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic||64-65-69-68=266||−26||Playoff||Lexi Thompson||210,000|
|8||Jan 28, 2018||Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic (2)||74-67-66=207||−12||2 strokes||Hsu Wei-Ling||210,000|
LPGA Tour playoff record (2–4)
|1||2010||Bell Micro LPGA Classic|| Se Ri Pak
|Pak won with birdie on third extra hole
Pettersen eliminated on second hole with par
|2||2012||Women's Australian Open|| Julieta Granada
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|
|4||2014||LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship|| Baek Kyu-jung
|Baek won with birdie on first extra hole|
|5||2015||ANA Inspiration||Stacy Lewis||Won with par on third extra hole|
|6||2017||Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic||Lexi Thompson||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner(s)-up|
|2009||Kraft Nabisco Championship||2 shot deficit||−9 (66-74-70-69=279)||1 stroke||Cristie Kerr, Kristy McPherson|
|2015||ANA Inspiration||4 shot deficit||−9 (72-68-70-69=279)||Playoff1||Stacy Lewis|
1 Defeated Stacy Lewis in a sudden-death playoff: Lincicome (5-5-5) and Lewis (5-5-6).
Results not in chronological order before 2015.
|Women's PGA Championship||DNP||T33||T49||T6||T34||CUT||T14||T20||T25|
|U.S. Women's Open||T55||T31||7||T14||T58||5||T25||T27||T18|
|Women's British Open||DNP||CUT||T56||T11||CUT||T28||T9||T30||CUT|
|Women's PGA Championship||T17||2||4||T22||T14|
|U.S. Women's Open||T9||T15||CUT||T38||CUT|
|Women's British Open||T52||T38||T50||T43||T39|
|The Evian Championship ^||T44||T8||CUT||T22||T32|
^ 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.
|Women's PGA Championship||0||1||0||2||3||9||13||12|
|U.S. Women's Open||0||0||0||1||3||7||14||12|
|Women's British Open||0||0||0||0||1||2||13||10|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||0||1||2||5||4|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 10 (2009 U.S. Open – 2011 British Open)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 4 (2014 WPC – 2015 WPC)
LPGA Tour career summary
- Official through 2017 season.
* 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, 2015 (winners), 2017 (winners)
- 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|
|2015||4||0–4–0||0–1–0 lost to K. Icher 3&2||0–2–0 lost w/ M. Wie 2&1
lost w/ A. Stanford 1 dn
|0–1–0 lost w/ A. Lee 2 dn||0||0.0|
|2017||3||2–1–0||0–1–0 lost to C. Ciganda 4&3||0–0–0||2–0–0 won w/ B. Lang 3&2
won w/ B. Lang 2 up
- "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.
- "2015 ANA Inspiration Final Round Notes and Interviews". LPGA. April 5, 2015. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
- "Brittany Lincicome stats". LPGA. Retrieved November 21, 2017.