Meet Brittany Lincicome, an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. Brittany is said to be one of the longest drivers in women’s golf arena. See photos, video and a biography of Brittany Lincicome here.
Brittany won her first major LPGA tournament on Sunday when she beat top American golfers Cristie Kerr and Kristy McPherson in the final round of the 2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship, played at Mission Hills.
Lincicome kept her nerves after trailing the leader for almost three shots and dropped a 4-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole to win the title.
“It was absolutely the best shot of my life,” Lincicome said. “If I had to make anything further than that, my hands were shaking so bad, I was almost crying,” she said, adding, “My heart was racing so many times, so many points out there.”
It was indeed a memorable day for the American women golfers as they captured six top-ten spots in the final standings.
As a biography, Brittany Lincicome was born on September 19, 1985 in St. Petersburg, Florida so her age is 23. She has been an exceptional golfer right from her junior years, having won American Junior Golf Association Chateu Elan in 2001 and 2003 and the Avilla Junior Classic title in 2003.
Brittany turned professional in 2004 and her first victory came in the 2006 HSBC Women’s World Match Play Championship in which she defeated some of the world’s top women golfers including Michelle Wie and Lorena Ochoa. She also won the 2007 Ginn Open. Lincicome became the member of the 2007 U.S. Solheim Cup team.
Her golfing abilities have always been highlighted by the long drives she shoots consistently. She led all the LPGA players in 2005 with an average distance of 270.3 yards. Her average increased to 278.6 yards the next season, which was the second highest amongst tour players.