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 6
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 6
Best results in LPGA major championships
(Wins: 2)
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

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] Lincicome has won two major championships: the 2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship and the 2015 ANA Inspiration.

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 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 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."[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 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.[5]

Professional wins (6)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (6)[edit]

Legend
Major championships (2)
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 Cristie Kerr
United States Kristy McPherson
300,000
4 Jun 5, 2011 ShopRite LPGA Classic 72-64-66=202 −11 1 stroke United States Cristie Kerr
South Korea Jiyai Shin
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
6 Apr 5, 2015 ANA Inspiration 72-68-70-69=279 −9 Playoff United States Stacy Lewis 375,000

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–4)

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 Jessica Korda
United States Stacy Lewis
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
4 2014 LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship South Korea Baek Kyu-jung
South Korea Chun In-gee
Baek won with birdie on first extra hole
5 2015 ANA Inspiration United States Stacy Lewis Won with par on third extra hole

Major championships[edit]

Wins (2)[edit]

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 United States Cristie Kerr, United States Kristy McPherson
2015 ANA Inspiration 4 shot deficit −9 (72-68-70-69=279) Playoff1 United States Stacy Lewis

1 Defeated Lewis in sudden-death playoff with par on third extra hole

Results timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2015.

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
ANA Inspiration DNP DNP DNP T2 CUT 1 T21 T13 CUT
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
Tournament 2013 2014 2015
ANA Inspiration CUT T59 1
Women's PGA Championship T17 2 4
U.S. Women's Open T9 T15 CUT
Women's British Open T52 T38 T50
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
ANA Inspiration 2 1 0 3 3 5 9 6
Women's PGA Championship 0 1 0 2 3 7 11 10
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 1 3 7 12 11
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 1 2 11 8
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2
Totals 2 2 0 6 11 22 45 37
  • 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[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
2014 26 21 0 2 0 6 2 790,661 17 71.31 23
2015 7 7 1 0 0 2 1 497,758 3 70.57 12
  • Official through April 6, 2015.[6]

* 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. ^ "2015 ANA Inspiration Final Round Notes and Interviews". LPGA. April 5, 2015. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Brittany Lincicome stats". LPGA. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 

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