Sunday, February 5, 2017

LPGA Player Profile: Brittany Lincicome

As I stated a few weeks back, I have received many requests from my readers to do LPGA profiles.

I did my first one on So Yeon Ryu a few weeks ago.  It was a huge success.

I would like to follow it up today. For my second profile I have chosen.

Brittany Lincicome

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Brittany Linicome and Dad (R) take a plunge in Poppie's Pond after her 2015 ANA Inspiration victory.

Born: 9/19/85 (31 years old)

Rookie Year: 2005

Hometown: St. Petersburg, Fla.

Resides: Seminole, Fla.

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Brittany Lincicome holds up her 2015 ANA Inspiration Trophy.

She has won 7 times on the LPGA tour:

  • 2006 HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship
  • 2007 Ginn Open
  • 2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship (major championship)
  • 2011 ShopRite LPGA Classic
  • 2011 CN Canadian Open
  • 2015 ANA Inspiration (major championship)
  • 2017 Pure Silk LPGA Classic

Best Finishes in Major Championships:

  • ANA Inspiration (formerly Kraft Nabisco Championship) - Winner in 2009 and 2015
  • KPMG Women's PGA Championship - Finished 2nd in 2014
  • U.S. Women's Open - Finished 5th in 2009
  • Ricoh Women's British Open - Finished 9th in 2010
  • The Evian Championship - Finished 8th in 2014

Brittany stopped to take a photo with me at Oakmont.

Career Stats:
  • 280 career starts
  • 226 cuts made  (80.7%)
  • 50 top tens (17.8%)
  • Has earned $7,577,097 in prize money at the end of the 2016 season (23rd on all time LPGA career money list).
Other Career Highlights:
  • Won her second career major at the 2015 ANA Inspiration defeating Stacy Lewis in a 3 hole playoff.
  • A five time member of the U.S. Solheim Cup team (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015) with a 5-11-2 overall record.
  • Carded a career low 61 in the first round of the CVS/Pharmacy LPGA Challenge.
  • Became a first time LPGA winner after winning 6 consecutive matches as the 39th seed at the 2006 HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship.
  • Qualified for the tour in her first attempt, at the 2004 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status in 2005.
This week's Trivia Question:

What former Rolex Rankings #1 player in the world, has never won a major championship (she is 0 for 46). 

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