Lady plays in the PGA

By Mikayla Richardson, Group 20
Brittany Lincicome is an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. Brittany is one of the longest drivers in women’s golf. She is an eight-time champion, who went up against the men for the first time in her career at the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky.

At first, she hesitated when first presented with the chance to play because of the reaction she feared she might get. She received a sponsor’s exemption to play in the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship making her the sixth women to compete in a PGA Tour event.

Brittany said that she is playing for more than herself while making PGA Tour history. She believes that playing on the PGA is more than a gimmick. “A lot of people don’t realize how good LPGA golfers are.” 

By the way, there is no rule about women playing in PGA Tour events, only a few have attempted the feat and, as of 2012, no female golfer has succeeded in finishing a men’s tour event. Several women in the early 21st century did make headlines by competing against the men, but the first to try it was Babe Didrikson Zaharias in 1938.

She shot a six over 78 in her first round of play. She started on the 10th hole and did well at first with three pars in her first four holes. Then she got a couple of bogeys. 

Brittany did much better on her second day. She shot a one under 71. She hit an eagle with a shot from over 110 yards away on the 17th hole! Even though she had a good round, she didn't make the cut and was knocked out of the tournament.