With two major championships – 2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship & 2015 ANA Inspiration under her belt, Brittany Lincicome has earned a spot on the list of the longest drivers in the history of female golf players. Hot on the heels of joining the LPGA Tour in 2005, she led the organization in driving distance with an average of 270.3 yards or 247.2 m which she increased in 2006 to an impressive 278.6 yards or 254.8 m, putting her in the second position among all LPGA players.
For her mind-blowing length off the tee, the American professional golfer was nicknamed “Bam-Bam”. She currently plays on Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA Tour).
Brittany Lincicome’s Biography
On September 19 in 1985, the golf champ was named Brittany Grace Lincicome at birth in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. By nationality, she is an American while her ethnicity is of North American. The only detail available about her family is that her parents are Angie Lincicome (mother) and Tom Lincicome (father). It is not known if she has any siblings and likewise, details about her educational background are not available at the moment though she’s speculated to have been homeschooled.
Amateur Golfing Days
As an amateur in the game, Brittany Lincicome took part in more than 100 amateur events and recorded several wins and milestones. She first won the American Junior Golf Association Chateu Elan for two years – 2001 and 2003 respectively. Also in 2003, she won the Avilla Junior Classic and clinched the Harder Hall Invitational in 2004.
There is no doubt that her formative years were well decorated with achievements. The golfer participated in the U.S. Women’s Open and State Farm Classic on the LPGA Tour both in 2004 when she was still a rookie. She turned professional the same year.
As a Professional Golfer
The golfer secured her tour card for the 2005 season after finishing in the 20th place at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament towards the end of 2004. She was 19 years old at the time. She recorded her debut victory as a professional in 2006 during the HSBC Women’s World Match Play Championship. At the event, she beat Michelle Wie in the quarterfinals, Lorena Ochoa in the semifinals, and Juli Inkster in the final match to clinch the title. Not resting on her oars just yet, Brittany scooped the second win the next year at the Ginn Open. The finals which took place in April 2007 saw her holding off Ochoa once again to capture the victory on the 72nd hole. The same year, Brittany Lincicome was able to debut on the U.S. Solheim Cup team and lost to Laura Davies in singles play.
By 2009, Lincicome was back on her winning streak, taking the title for the Kraft Nabisco Championship, an LPGA major. She, however, lost a sudden-death playoff in 2014 at the LPGA Championship. She lost the feat to Inbee Park.
Back on her feet, Brittany Lincicome walked away with a second major championship in April 2015. The win came at the ANA Inspiration which was her second time of winning the major. She first won the title in 2009. In a sudden-death playoff with Stacy Lewis, she won with a par on the third extra hole.
Is Brittany Lincicome Married? Her Husband
The Florida-born golfer is happily living her life as a married woman. For the most part, she seems to have given her career all the attention she can possibly provide. Nevertheless, she was rumored to be engaged to be married to her boyfriend whose name we gathered as Dewald Gouws. The rumors turned out to be real when the two tied the knot in 2015. There are no details on when and where exactly the wedding ceremony took place.
Her husband identifies as a musical artist. The couple is living happily ever after and there is no indication they are having any issues.
Weight And Height
At 5 feet 8 inches – 1.78 m, Brittany has a height that could stand out among her fellow women. She has a body weight of 69kg which compliments her height. She also flaunts her natural blonde hair and beautiful blue eyes which makes her smiles more captivating. Other body measurements for the golfer include 36-29-38 inches. Additionally, she wears a bra size of 34B, a dress size of 10 US and her shoe size is 8.5US.