Brittany Lincicome, sixth woman to dispute a PGA tournament

The American Brittany Lincicome became today the sixth woman to dispute a tournament of the professional male circuit (PGA), to make her debut at the Barbasol Championship, which takes place at the Keene Trace Golf Club, Nicholasville (Kentucky, United States).

The player from St. Petersburg (Florida), 32, added her name to the legendary Babe Zaharias, Shirley Spork, Annika Sorenstam, Suzy Whaley and Michelle Wie in a small list of women who have shared competition with men in the world of golf

Despite the applause and encouragement with which he entered the field, Lincicome signed a terrible card in his debut, with two ‘bogeys’, a double ‘bogey’ and even a triple ‘bogey’ for a single ‘birdie’ hooped, to total 78 impacts (+6).

Without having yet completed the first round, in which the provisional leader is his compatriot Troy Merritt, with 62 (-10), Lincicome occupies the third-last place in the classification, having very complicated being the second woman to pass the cut in a men’s tournament, as Babe Zaharias did in 1945.

“If my driving with the driver is like today and I can only improve something with the putt, I think I’ll be in a good shape again,” Lincicome said in statements published on the official website of the PGA circuit.

On his debut in a men’s event, he defined himself “much quieter” than he imagined he would be and said he “loves to play with men”, since “it’s much more fun to be on the field with them.”

The Floridian, known in the women’s circuit (LPGA) as “Bam Bam” for the power of her game, accumulates eight victories in the women’s circuit (LPGA), two of them in “majors”, the Nabisco Championship (2009) and the Ana Inspiration (2015), and becomes the first woman to start a PGA tournament in a decade, since her compatriot Michelle Wie (2008).

The Barbasol Championship, which takes place until Sunday 22, distributes 3.5 million dollars in prizes.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest

Volvo will produce the XC90 from 2021 on its new US plant

Volvo, the Swedish car brand, today announced that the SUV XC90 SUV will be the second vehicle to be produced at the plant it...

Dominican Republic closes its border with Haiti after the murder of Jovenel Moise and summons the Army

The Haitian Embassy in the country confirms that the Acting Prime Minister, Claude Joseph, is now the "competent authority". The president of the Dominican Republic,...

87-101. Against the Hornets, Durant achieves a triple-double and the Warriors keep winning

Kevin Durant had a triple-double of 35 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists and the Golden State Warriors added their fifth consecutive win by...

Prosecutor will not file charges against Sylvester Stallone for sexual assault

The Los Angeles County District Attorney will not file charges against Sylvester Stallone for two alleged sexual assaults that took place in 1987 and...

Haiti denounces Trump’s “racist” statements against Haitian migrants

The Haitian Embassy in Washington has criticized this Saturday the "racist" statements of former US President Donald Trump, who assured that the entry of...