A bit of history will take place at Keene Trace Golf Club in July: two-time major winner Brittany Lincicome will get the chance to tee it up against some of the PGA Tour’s best at the Barbasol Championship.
Lincicome understands her chances of victory, at least historically, are slim, but her attitude will likely be among the brightest on the course.
“I think we’ll go into it having fun and try not to put too much pressure on myself,” Lincicome said. “Obviously it’s a whole different ball game. I’m not trying to compete with the guys or prove anything. I’ve always thought it would be cool to go try.”
Lincicome, 32, will be the fifth female professional to compete in a PGA Tour event, joining Michelle Wie, Annika Sorenstam, Babe Zaharias and Suzy Whaley.
Wie was the last woman to compete in a PGA Tour event back in 2008, and she also owns the single-round low score for women on the Tour with a 68 at the 2004 Sony Open.
It’s worth remembering that the Barbasol Championship is happening opposite The Open Championship in Scotland, meaning the pinnacle players of the PGA will be overseas. Maybe we will see Lincicome take advantage of a weaker field. At the very least, the novelty of her appearance will be a good reason to make the trek to Nicholasville.
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