Brittany Lincicome is a two-time main winnerWhile all eyes are on the main male gamers on this planet at Carnoustie this week, one feminine golfer shall be doing her bit to encourage younger women to take up the game. For because the 147th Open will get underneath means, Brittany Lincicome shall be lining up alongside the lads on the PGA’s Barbosal Championship in Kentucky. In doing so the 32-year-old American shall be solely the sixth lady in historical past to compete towards males on the PGA Tour. The final was Michelle Wie a decade in the past. Final month Lincicome and Wie have been paired at an LPGA occasion in Arkansas and Lincicome, a two-time main winner, mentioned she tried to ask the Hawaiian about her experiences towards the lads. “She wasn’t very useful,” Lincicome joked, “she mentioned she could not keep in mind, it was so way back.” Annika Sorenstam, Suzy Whaley, Shirley Spork and Babe Didrikson Zaharias are the one different ladies to have competed alongside the lads within the PGA’s 102 years. Lincicome was invited to affix the match’s 132-strong discipline on a sponsor exemption – she represents the mum or dad firm of the Barbosal model. Sponsor exemptions give match backers the choice so as to add a participant of their option to the sphere once they wouldn’t ordinarily qualify. “It is form of surreal, I simply can’t cease smiling,” Lincicome informed the PGA Tour web site. “Clearly I’ve heard many occasions I’d be the primary LPGA or feminine individual to make the lower in a males’s occasion. “I am attempting to dam that every one out and simply exit and play and have enjoyable and play my very own sport and never be too tense or uptight about it.” However her motivation is to encourage the youthful era: “If I can encourage one youngster to choose up the sport of golf and wish to play, I really feel like my job as a professional has been succeeded,” she mentioned. Lincicome has additionally written for the Gamers’ Tribune web site this week about her causes for enjoying. “The extra I thought of whether or not to play on this occasion, the extra I saved coming again to all of the youthful women who I would have the ability to join with and encourage by doing this,” she defined. “I thought of how a chance like this would possibly have the ability to make a distinction in how folks take into consideration our sport sooner or later.”
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