Name:Brittany Grace Lincicome
Also known as:Bam-Bam
Born:Sept 19, 1985 in St Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida.
Played as the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic (Jan 25-28; LPGA Tour 2018 season opener). Second-placed Hsu Wei-ling (Taiw) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Brittany Lincicome (USA). [Ocean Club GC, Paradise Island, New Providence, Bahamas].
Played as the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic (Jan 26-29; LPGA Tour 2017 season opener). Brittany Lincicome (USA) beat Lexi Thompson (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Ocean Club GC, Paradise Island, New Providence, Bahamas].
Played as the ANA Inspiration (44th) (April 2-5; formerly Kraft Nabisco Championship). Lincicome (USA) beat Stacy Lewis (USA) with a par at the third playoff hole, having earlier eagled the par-5 final hole to set-up the playoff. In 2009 Lincicome eagled the same final hole to win this event (and her first major). [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
Played as the ShopRite LPGA Classic (June 3-5). Second-placed Cristie Kerr (USA) and Jiyai Shin (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Brittany Lincicome (USA). [Bay course, Seaview Resort, Galloway, nr Atlantic City, NJ].
Played as the CN Canadian Women's Open (Aug 25-28). Second-placed Stacy Lewis (USA) and defending champion Michelle Wie (USA) finished 1 shot behind Brittany Lincicome (USA), who recorded her fifth LPGA Tour win. [Hillsdale G&CC, Mirabel, Québec].
Played as the Kraft Nabisco Championship (38th) (April 2-5). Second-placed Kristy McPherson (USA) and Cristie Kerr (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time major championship winner Lincicome (USA), who recorded an eagle-3 at the 72nd hole to clinch victory. [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
Played as the Ginn Open (April 12-15). Second-placed Lorena Ochoa (Mex) finished 1 shot behind Lincicome (USA). [Reunion Resort, nr Orlando, Florida; front-nine of Palmer course combined with back-nine of Watson course].
Played as the HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship (July 6-9). First-time LPGA Tour winner Lincicome (USA) beat Juli Inkster (USA) 3 and 2 in the final. [Hamilton Farm GC, Gladstone, New Jersey].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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